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 <email@example.com>" 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.
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu.list in an editor with root rights.
(Qubes-Whonix ™: In TemplateVM)
###### 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
~/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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