Install Mattermost Desktop on Manjaro Linux 20 - Step by step guide ?

Mattermost is a popular, open source, online chat platform which was created as an alternative for Slack. The features it supports include search, file and image sharing, and integrations. 

The software is developed to be used in work settings for teams to collaborate on different projects. It is highly popular in markets, companies, and organizations.

Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install Mattermost on our Manjaro Linux machine.

To see how you can deploy Mattermost on Ubuntu 20.04, check this out:

Main features of Mattermost includes:

  • Discuss topics in private groups, one-to-one or team-wide.
  • Easily share and view image files.
  • Connect in-house systems with webhooks and Slack-compatible integrations.

Steps for installing Mattermost on Manjaro Linux 20

1. Install snapd packet manager

Start by installing snapd packet manager byrunning the below command: 

$ sudo pacman -S snapd

2. Enable 'snapd.socket' systemd unit

Now enable snapd.socket which is the systemd unit that is required to manage the main snap communication socket. You can enable it by running the following command:

$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

3. Enable classic support

Now, we need to establish a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap to  enable classic snap support. This can be done by running the below command:

$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

To update the path, you will be required to restart the system or instead, you can try logging out and then logging in to update the changes.

4. Install Mattermost on the system

Now install Mattermost application on our Manjaro machine by running the below command:

$ sudo snap install mattermost-desktop

5. Verify Mattermost Installation

To check if the Mattermost application is installed properly, locate it and run it. Go to the Start screen and look for Mattermost. When you spot the application, tap it to run it and see if it is running fine. 

Once you have verified the installation, configure Mattermost and start using it. Now you can collaborate with your team and work on your projects with ease. 

How to uninstall Mattermost from Manjaro Linux system ?

You can use a simple snap command to instantly remove the Mattermost application from Manjaro Linux system:

$ sudo snap remove mattermost-desktop

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This article covers how to install Mattermost on Manjaro Linux. In fact, Mattermost is secure workplace messaging from behind your firewall.

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