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How To Install Viber On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

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Insight: How To Install Viber On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Viber is one of the popular messaging application. It is free and cross platform. In this post, we are going to show you the method to install Viber on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. This method is applicable to almost all version of Ubuntu operating system.

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How To Install Viber On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

At first, You need to download Viber package. Download the official Viber debian package by using the following command:

sudo wget -O ~/viber.deb http://download.cdn.viber.com/cdn/desktop/Linux/viber.deb

Now,
Run the following command to check the installation package of Viber.

$ ls ~/viber.deb
/home/linuxconfig/viber.deb

Now run the following command  on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-mark hold libcurl4
sudo dpkg -i --ignore-depends=libcurl3 ~/viber.deb
sudo apt install -f
sudo dpkg -i --ignore-depends=libcurl3 ~/viber.deb
sudo apt-mark unhold libcurl4

It has been reported that Viber removes libcurl4 from Ubuntu during installation and replace it by libcurl3 package. So, we have executed few more command to hold  libcurl4 on your system.

Meanwhile, To avoid any error during installtion run the below command to install Viber. It explicitly include the libcurl3 package.

$ sudo apt install libcurl3 ~/viber.deb

Now, Run the following command to start Viber:

$ /opt/viber/Viber

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