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Update Zoom in Debian/Ubuntu

hamletmun
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Newcomer

Too bad there is no PPA for Zoom. I use this script to check for newer zoom_amd64.deb and update.

Installing or updating Zoom on Linux – Zoom Support

#!/bin/sh

echo Installed: $(cat /opt/zoom/version.txt)
echo Available: $(wget --spider https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb 2>&1 | grep Location | sed -e 's/.*prod\/\(.*\)\/.*/\1/')

REPLY=n
echo -n "Download and install? "
read REPLY
if [ $REPLY = y ] ; then
  wget -c https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb
  sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb
  rm zoom_amd64.deb
fi

 

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jeremyjustin
Community Champion | Employee
Community Champion | Employee

hi @hamletmun thank you for your post on the Zoom Community! In regards to updating with PPA, that is a great suggestion and I believe it would help to have you enter this functionality as a feature request. Currently, our product team reviews all feature requests submitted via our feedback form https://zoom.us/feed. I highly encourage you to submit this feature there! It would help to add a little bit about your company, how many employees this is impacting, etc. 

 

If this has answered your question to your satisfaction, please click the "Accept as Solution" button below but if not please reply and we can continue the  discussion. Thank you!

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jeremyjustin
Community Champion | Employee
Community Champion | Employee

hi @hamletmun thank you for your post on the Zoom Community! In regards to updating with PPA, that is a great suggestion and I believe it would help to have you enter this functionality as a feature request. Currently, our product team reviews all feature requests submitted via our feedback form https://zoom.us/feed. I highly encourage you to submit this feature there! It would help to add a little bit about your company, how many employees this is impacting, etc. 

 

If this has answered your question to your satisfaction, please click the "Accept as Solution" button below but if not please reply and we can continue the  discussion. Thank you!

liam-lb
Newcomer
Newcomer

Adding a tweaked version that will automatically update when the versions don't match:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
# This script will download and install the Zoom client 

ZOOM_DEB='zoom_amd64.deb'

version_installed=$(cat /opt/zoom/version.txt)
version_available=$(wget --spider https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_amd64.deb 2>&1 | grep Location | sed -e 's/.*prod\/\(.*\)\/.*/\1/')

echo "Installed: ${version_installed}"
echo "Available: ${version_available}"

if [[ "${version_installed}" == "${version_available}" ]]; then
  echo "The latest version is installed. Exiting."
else
  curl -J -L -o /tmp/${ZOOM_DEB} https://www.zoom.us/client/latest/${ZOOM_DEB}

  sudo dpkg --install /tmp/${ZOOM_DEB}
  sudo apt install -f
fi

barak
Newcomer
Newcomer

I wrote a shell script that checks if the installed zoom is up to date and if not (or if it's not installed) install the latest. It uses shell tricks to initiate a download, check the version in the header as it streams in, and abort the download if it isn't newer.

 

https://github.com/barak/zoom-ubuntu-repo/blob/master/zoom-up

 

Zoom really should just put the version number in the filename of the .deb, or even better make a little repo in the proper format.