Zoom is a software solution which provides video and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform. It is commonly used in education sectors, in work places for communication with clients and colleagues, teleconferencing, and even for social relations. In this short article we will be installing Zoom Client on our Manjaro Linux Desktop machine.

Install Zoom Client on Manjaro Linux

I presume you have a running Manjaro Linux installation before following this guide. You can update the system before installation of Zoom Client by running the following command.

sudo pacman -Syu

Once the system is updated consider a reboot.

sudo reboot

After the system is rebooted proceed to install build dependencies:

sudo pacman -S git base-devel --noconfirm

Then download Zoom AUR package:

$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/zoom.git
Cloning into 'zoom'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 409, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (409/409), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (282/282), done.
remote: Total 409 (delta 127), reused 407 (delta 127), pack-reused 0
Receiving objects: 100% (409/409), 84.14 KiB | 369.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (127/127), done.

Switch to the zoom folder created from project cloning:

cd zoom

Run the next commands to build Zoom Client on Manjaro Linux:

$ makepkg -si
==> Making package: zoom 5.4.53350.1027-1 (Fri 06 Nov 2020 10:37:09 AM EAT)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Downloading zoom-5.4.53350.1027_orig_x86_64.pkg.tar.xz...
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:--  0:00:01 --:--:--     0
100 42.6M  100 42.6M    0     0  3845k      0  0:00:11  0:00:11 --:--:-- 4073k
==> Validating source files with sha512sums...
    zoom-5.4.53350.1027_orig_x86_64.pkg.tar.xz ... Passed
==> Extracting sources...
  -> Extracting zoom-5.4.53350.1027_orig_x86_64.pkg.tar.xz with bsdtar
==> Starting prepare()...
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
==> Tidying install...
  -> Removing libtool files...
  -> Purging unwanted files...
  -> Removing static library files...
  -> Compressing man and info pages...
==> Checking for packaging issues...
==> Creating package "zoom"...
  -> Generating .PKGINFO file...
  -> Generating .BUILDINFO file...
  -> Generating .MTREE file...
  -> Compressing package...
==> Leaving fakeroot environment.
==> Finished making: zoom 5.4.53350.1027-1 (Fri 06 Nov 2020 10:38:28 AM EAT)
==> Installing package zoom with pacman -U...
[sudo] password for jkmutai: 
loading packages...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
...

Start installation by hitting the y key when prompted:

Packages (1) zoom-5.4.53350.1027-1

Total Installed Size:  164.92 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
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:: Processing package changes...
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Optional dependencies for zoom
    pulseaudio-alsa: audio via PulseAudio [installed]
    qt5-webengine: SSO login support
    picom: extra compositor needed by some window managers for screen sharing
    xcompmgr: extra compositor needed by some window managers for screen sharing
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/3) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(2/3) Updating the desktop file MIME type cache...
(3/3) Updating the MIME type database...

Use your Manjaro Desktop applications launcher to start Zoom Client.

Use your Zoom login or meeting invite details to join or start a meeting session.

Enjoy using Zoom on Manjaro Linux and check other guides we have on Manjaro:

Install FreeOffice on Manjaro | Arch Linux

Install VMware Tools on Manjaro | Arch Linux

Install and Use Docker CE on Manjaro Linux

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