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How-to: Use Wickr in Whonix ™

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Install[edit]

Warnings[edit]

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. [1]

This is counter to best practices on the Install Software page. Therefore use a separate Whonix-Workstation ™.

Open Terminal[edit]

Open a terminal.

If you are using Qubes-Whonix ™, complete the following steps.

Qubes App Launcher (blue/grey "Q")Whonix-Workstation ™ AppVM (commonly named anon-whonix)Konsole

If you are using a graphical Whonix with KDE, run.

Start MenuApplicationsSystemKonsole

If you are using a graphical Whonix with XFCE, run.

Start MenuXfce Terminal

APT Signing Key[edit]

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

Expected output.

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 <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

The warning 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. [2]

APT Sources[edit]

[3] [4]

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.

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix ™ with KDE, run.

kdesudo kwrite /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu.list

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix ™ with XFCE, run.

kdesudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu.list

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu.list

Paste.

###### 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

Save.

Dependencies[edit]

Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Install dependencies.

sudo apt-get install libhunspell-1.3 libprotobuf9v5 libpng12-0

Download[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svg.png Manual Software Installation Warning

Manual installation of software packages should be avoided even from a trusted source. Reasons:

See: How to Install Software Safely for more details.

Download WickrMe from https://me-download.wickr.com/#/version/me. Choose the Ubuntu version. [5]

Save in ~/Downloads folder. (Hint Tor Browser#Navigating Tor Browser Downloads.)

At the time of writing, no software signatures were provided.

Change Directory[edit]

Change to Downloads folder.

cd ~/Downloads

Extract[edit]

Unzip.

unzip WickrMe*.zip

Install[edit]

Install WickrQt. [6]

sudo dpkg -i wickr-qt_*_amd64.deb

Install WickrMe.

sudo dpkg -i WickrMe_*_amd64.deb

Fixes[edit]

Fix dependencies.

sudo apt-get install -f

Download libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0.

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

Fix dependencies.

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) ...

Done[edit]

The installation process is now complete.

Start[edit]

WickrMe

Footnotes[edit]

  1. For better stability Wickr.com would to provide Debian downloads or even better an apt repository for Debian.
  2. This is because gpg home folder /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d does not know any signatures of any signatories who signed that key.
  3. Created using https://repogen.simplylinux.ch/#
  4. https://me-download.wickr.com/#/version/me says Ubuntu 16.04 which is xenial.
  5. 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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