How to Install Zoom in Ubuntu Linux via Command Line

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This is an article where the article itself is used for a specific subject just to describe and to explain how to install zoom in Ubuntu Linux distribution via command line.  To make it briefly, zoom is an application provided to supply service involving video and web conferencing. Apparently, it is only took the correct package management utility which is a ‘dpkg’ to install the program, application or utility. Steps for installing zoom application or utility can be shown as follows :

1. Download zoom application or utility first in the following URL located in the zoom official webpage in this link for downloading. Just choose or select the appropriate version based on the operating system installed.

2.After downloading the installer of zoom, check the downloaded installer file where it is done by the following output command execution :

root@hostname:~# ls -al | grep zoom
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 66963728 Jan 1 07:56 zoom_amd64.deb
root@hostname:~#

3. The following is the above command execution with the actual output generated is shown below :

dpkg --install program_name

The above package management tool is the suitable one for installing the application since the format of the zoom installer is in .deb form. So, the following is the command which is executed to install the zoom application or program :

root@hostname:~# dpkg --install zoom_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package zoom.
(Reading database ... 934379 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack zoom_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking zoom (2.0.115900.1201) ...
Setting up zoom (2.0.115900.1201) ...
run post install script, action is configure...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.5-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Unknown media type in type 'all/all'
Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles'
root@hostname:~#

4. After installing the application, to check whether the application itself has been installed correctly, just type the following command :

zoom

Below is the execution of the command shown in an image :

How to Install Zoom in Ubuntu Linux via Command Line
How to Install Zoom in Ubuntu Linux via Command Line

After successfully executed the command, below is the initial window of zoom application :

How to Install Zoom in Ubuntu Linux via Command Line
How to Install Zoom in Ubuntu Linux via Command Line

3 thoughts on “How to Install Zoom in Ubuntu Linux via Command Line

  1. Hi,
    I Have a problem launching the program in xubuntu.

    uname -a
    4.13.0-38-generic #43~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 14 17:48:43 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    my installation code is:

    sudo dpkg –install zoom_amd64.deb
    (Reading database … 209468 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack zoom_amd64.deb …
    Unpacking zoom (2.0.123086.0330) over (2.0.123086.0330) …
    run post uninstall script, action is upgrade …
    Setting up zoom (2.0.123086.0330) …
    run post install script, action is configure…
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5.1) …
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) …
    Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.5-2ubuntu0.1) …

    shahi@shahi-Inspiron-N4010:~/Downloads$ zoom
    ZoomLauncher started.
    Zoom not exist at current directory – /home/shahi/Downloads
    Zoom path is: /opt/zoom
    cmd line:
    $HOME = /home/shahi
    Segmentation fault (core dumped)

    can you help me with this?

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