How to Install Jami on Manjaro Linux 21

Jami is a free, open-source, SIP-compatible distributed peer-to-peer softphone and SIP-based instant messenger for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android.

Learn more about Jami here:

Today, we will learn how to install Jami on Manjaro Linux 21. We will run straightforward Linux commands on Manjaro’s terminal to install the application using snapd packet manager.

Installation Guide:

Following are the steps involved in installing Jami on Manjaro Linux:

Step 1: Clone the git repository of Snapd

To install Jami, we first need to get the snap for Jami on our system.

To install Snaps on our system, we need snapd. Let’s clone the git repository of snapd on our Manjaro system like this:

git clone

Step 2: Go to the Snapd directory

Now open the snapd directory with the cd command:

cd snapd

Step 3: Build the snapd package

Here in the snapd directory, we will build the Snapd package using makepkg command like this:

makepkg -si

Step 4: Enable Snapd socket

Let’s now enable snapd socket. Its job is to manage the main snap communication socket.

sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Step 5: Enable path for Classic support

Let’s create a link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap by issuing the following command:

sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Step 6: Install Jami

Now we will finally install Jami by issuing the following command:

sudo snap install jami

When Jami is successfully downloaded and installed, you will see a confirmation message like this:

Step 7: Verify installation

Here, we will verify if Jami has been correctly installed or not.

To verify installation, locate Jami on the Start Screen where it will appear like this:

This shows that Jami has been successfully installed on our system and it is ready to be used.

How to uninstall Jami from Manjaro Linux?

Now we will see how to use a basic Linux command to completely uninstall Jami from Manjaro Linux.

sudo snap remove jami

After executing the command, Jami will be completely removed from your system. You will also see a confirmation message like this on your terminal:


In this guide, we saw in detail how to install Jami on Manjaro Linux 21 using easy-to-follow Linux commands. We also looked at how to remove Jami from Manjaro Linux using a basic Linux command.

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