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Whatsapp in Debian

Postby Deblib » 2018-05-10 09:09

Hi! I need to use Whatsapp on my laptop. I have tried installing yowsup-cli but when I try to register it tells me that it is an old version.
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~$ yowsup-cli registration --requestcode sms --phone xxxxxxxxxxx --cc xx --mcc xxx --mnc xx
yowsup-cli  v2.0.15
yowsup      v2.5.7

Copyright (c) 2012-2016 Tarek Galal
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INFO:yowsup.common.http.warequest:{"login":"xxxxxxxxxxx","status":"fail","reason":"old_version"}

status: fail
reason: old_version
login: xxxxxxxxxxx

So I installed the latest version of GitHub and:
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~$ yowsup-cli registration --requestcode sms --phone xxxxxxxxxxx --cc xx --mcc xxx --mnc xx
bash: yowsup: the command was not found

I googled but I can't find anything that makes it clear how to set up and use Yowsup in Debian so I can use Whatsapp.
Can you help me out?
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Re: Whatsapp in Debian

Postby wizard10000 » 2018-05-10 09:53

This doesn't resolve your yowsup issue but have you considered just using whatsapp's web client?

https://web.whatsapp.com

You just fire up the website and scan the QR code once with your phone to get in.
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Re: Whatsapp in Debian

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-05-10 10:46

As far as I know, whatsapp desktop client is just a wrapper for the web page clent. Essentialy, they are the same thing.
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Re: Whatsapp in Debian

Postby stevepusser » 2018-05-10 20:21

You might request that the 2.5.7 version in Buster be backported to stretch-backports on the backports mailing list. If you're ignored (it happens), perhaps someone that is familiar with backporting could do it for you if you don't want to tackle it yourself.

I would say that the reason the yowsup command was not found in your original post's error message is because you installed the manual version somewhere that's not on the system's binary executable PATH.
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Re: Whatsapp in Debian

Postby Deblib » 2018-05-10 20:40

wizard10000 wrote:This doesn't resolve your yowsup issue but have you considered just using whatsapp's web client?

https://web.whatsapp.com

You just fire up the website and scan the QR code once with your phone to get in.

It would be a good solution but I am looking for a method that allows me to dispense with (turn off) my mobile phone and continue using Whatsapp, although I am not sure if yowsup can be...
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Re: Whatsapp in Debian

Postby arochester » 2018-05-10 20:47

I am looking for a method that allows me to dispense with (turn off) my mobile phone and continue using Whatsapp


My experience is that it just kind of tethers your phone. When your phone is on, and nearby you can work through your PC. When the phone is off you can't.
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Re: Whatsapp in Debian

Postby milomak » 2018-05-10 21:21

Deblib wrote:
wizard10000 wrote:This doesn't resolve your yowsup issue but have you considered just using whatsapp's web client?

https://web.whatsapp.com

You just fire up the website and scan the QR code once with your phone to get in.

It would be a good solution but I am looking for a method that allows me to dispense with (turn off) my mobile phone and continue using Whatsapp, although I am not sure if yowsup can be...

that won't happen

when your phone is off, whatsapp is off
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Re: Whatsapp in Debian

Postby nikobit » 2018-05-11 13:35

Deblib wrote:Hi! I need to use Whatsapp on my laptop.

Well, this one https://github.com/gsantner/whatsie works fine for both my 'Stretch' and 'Buster' machines
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Re: Whatsapp in Debian

Postby milomak » 2018-05-11 18:30

but honestly why are you not just using web.whatsapp.com?
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Re: Whatsapp in Debian

Postby Job » 2018-05-11 18:34

milomak wrote:but honestly why are you not just using web.whatsapp.com?


Does the web page have video capability?
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