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How To Install HipChat on Linux Mint 18.3

If you are using Hipchat from Atlassain for work or projec chat then the install guide for Linux is made for Ubuntu.

Only problem if you are using another distribution based on Ubuntu like Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon then it will fail to install.

The original guide looks like this

The problem is that the repository that the install guide will generate is wrong and not existing.

Just replace $(lsb_release -c -s) with xenial like this

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://atlassian.artifactoryonline.com/atlassian/hipchat-apt-client xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atlassian-hipchat4.list'
wget -O - https://atlassian.artifactoryonline.com/atlassian/api/gpg/key/public | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hipchat4

That will match with the Ubuntu 16.04 branch that Linux Mint 18.3 is based on.

If you allready have done the damage using the guide from Atlassain then just edit the file with

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atlassian-hipchat4.list

And find the sylvia line, replace it with xenial so it looks like this

deb https://atlassian.artifactoryonline.com/atlassian/hipchat-apt-client xenial main


sudo apt update
sudo apt install hipchat4