How to install Viber on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver without clashing with other software like Virtualbox & Opera

Since viber uses libcurl3 instead of libcurl4 , when installing it on Ubuntu 18.4 some problems arise in  keeping  Virtualbox  and Opera in the same pc  (Ubuntu 18.04).

The following method can be used to eliminate the above problem

In this procedure, you will have to  obtain viber rpm version from the official viber web and convert it to a deb file using “alien” command and then install it on Ubuntu 18.04 PC

Assuming the viber.rpm file is being downloaded to Downloads folder of the PC.

Open the Ubuntu terminal and run following commands

cd Downloads

Installing alien

sudo apt install alien

Making a deb file

sudo alien –to-deb –scripts viber.rpm

After the deb file is formed you can see the file in the Downloads folder as in the following figure

Screenshot from 2018-05-02 19-34-32

Then install the package

sudo dpkg -i viber_7.0.0.1035-3_amd64.deb

Now you can see the viber is being installed properly on the pc without harming other software like VirtualBox installed on the same pc




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