How-to: Use Wickr in Whonix
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Wickr is non-free software. Discouraged as per Avoid nonfree software!
This can lead to breaking the package upgrading system! This is because we are mixing Debian (which Whonix is based on) with Ubuntu software sources. 
This is counter to best practices on the Install Software page. Therefore use a separate Whonix-Workstation.
Open a terminal.
APT Signing Key
Add Ubuntu's apt signing key.
sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ubuntu.gpg adv --keyserver hkp://qdigse2yzvuglcix.onion --recv-keys 630239CC130E1A7FD81A27B140976EAF437D05B5
Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.6Ouq0wKoVF/gpg.1.sh --keyserver hkp://qdigse2yzvuglcix.onion --recv-keys 630239CC130E1A7FD81A27B140976EAF437D05B5 key 40976EAF437D05B5: 59 signatures not checked due to missing keys gpg: key 40976EAF437D05B5: public key "Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <firstname.lastname@example.org>" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1
59 signatures not checked due to missing keys can be safely ignored if you checked validity of the key fingerprint
630239CC130E1A7FD81A27B140976EAF437D05B5 being the Ubuntu repository fingerprint. 
A new file
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu.list containing the Ubuntu repository has to be created.
Open /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu.list in an editor with root rights.
###### Ubuntu Main Repos deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main ###### Ubuntu Update Repos deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-security main deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main
Update the package lists.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libhunspell-1.3 libprotobuf9v5 libpng12-0
Manual Software Installation Warning
Manual installation of software packages should be avoided even from a trusted source. Reasons:
~/Downloads folder. (Hint Tor Browser#Navigating Tor Browser Downloads.)
At the time of writing, no software signatures were provided.
Change to Downloads folder.
Install WickrQt. 
sudo dpkg -i wickr-qt_*_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i WickrMe_*_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install -f
apt-get download libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0
Fix packaging conflict (since we mix with Ubuntu).
sudo dpkg --force-all --install libgstreamer-plugins-good*_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install -f
Last lines of output are expected to show something like:
Setting up wickrme (4.59.10-01) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-11+deb9u3) ...
The installation process is now complete.
- For better stability Wickr.com would to provide Debian downloads or even better an apt repository for Debian.
- This is because gpg home folder /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d does not know any signatures of any signatories who signed that key.
- Created using https://repogen.simplylinux.ch/#
- https://me-download.wickr.com/#/version/me says Ubuntu 16.04 which is xenial.
- Replaced gdebi with dpkg. It's just a deb. Dpkg should be very very much fine. Even easier to debug than graphical frontend gdebi.
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