Install Discord on AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux 8

Learn the commands to download and install RPM packages of Discord on Almalinux or Rocky to have this voice chat application.

What is Discord?

Discord is a combination of chat on IRC and voice chat in the style of Teamspeak. The service can be used both via the website without a client and for Windows, Mac, and portable platforms such as Android and iOS and even directly in the browser.

It is very popular among gamers particularly those who stream games to get in touch with their viewers. The chats take place in their own channels, thus it allows the creation of user groups that are public or can only be used by invitation. Discord can connect to other social networks such as Twitch, Facebook, or Twitter to be able to access the same friends. Apart from it, Discord also offers its integration into Steam and other platforms and to display chats as an overlay in games.

How to install Discord on AlmaLinux or Rocky 8

There are two ways to install Discord on RPM-based Linux such as CentOS, RHEL, and others. One is by downloading its  Tarball file from the official website and the second one is using SNAP. Here we will show both.

#Ist Method using SNAP 

1. Enable Snapd

If you already have Snapd installed on your AlmaLinux or Rocky then you can skip this step, otherwise, follow the below-given commands to install Snap.

sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum install snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Log out and log in to your system again.


2. Install Discord using Snap-on AlmaLinux or Rocky

Once you have the Snap on your system, run the command to download the Discord packages to install on your Linux system.

sudo snap install discord

After that go to Applications and you will find your chatting software to run.

Install Discord on AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux 8



#2nd Method:

3. Download Discord Tarball file

In the second method, we will download the Discord archive from its official website. Visit the Download page and under Linux OS, click the Download button. It will show Deb and Tar.gz files, select Tar.gz.

Download Discord for Linux


4. Extract Disocord Linux Tar file

Now, extract the and move it somewhere safe where you don’t delete it accidentally.

cd Downloads

sudo mkdir /usr/share/discord
sudo tar -xf discord-*.tar.gz -C /usr/share/discord --strip-component 1


5. Create Desktop and Launcher Discord shortcuts

The desktop shortcut file for Discord is already present in its extracted folder, we just need to copy it to its rightful place. Here are the commands to do that.

For Desktop:

cp /usr/share/discord/discord.desktop ~/Desktop/

For Application Launcher

sudo cp /usr/share/discord/discord.desktop  /usr/share/applications/

Log out and login system once…


6. Start Discord

Finally, you will have the Discord shortcut on your Linux desktop. Right-click on it and select Allow Launching.

Allow Launching



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