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How to install Bluejeans video conference software on Linux

BlueJeans is a proprietary video conferencing tool for Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. Unlike other video conferencing solutions, BlueJeans does cost money. However, many fans of the app believe that the price is worth the useful features it comes with.

In this guide, we’ll go over how to install the BlueJeans app on Linux. Currently, the developers support Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, and other Ubuntu and Fedora-based Linux distributions.

Note: you must purchase a license from the BlueJeans website to use this app to its full potential. Click here for more information.

Ubuntu installation instructions

The BlueJeans video conferencing application is very easy to install on Ubuntu Linux, as the developers have a downloadable DEB package available on their website. To start the installation process, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. From there, use the CD command to move into the /tmp folder.

cd /tmp

Once inside of the temporary folder on your Ubuntu PC, make use of the wget downloader tool to grab the latest BlueJeans DEB package from the internet.

wget https://swdl.bluejeans.com/desktop-app/linux/2.1.1/BlueJeans.deb

After the BlueJeans DEB package is done downloading to your Ubuntu Linux system, the installation can begin. Using the Apt package manager, load up the BlueJeans.deb package file.

sudo apt install ./BlueJeans.deb

The installation should be quick and painless, with no errors. However, if you do experience issues, please check out our in-depth guide on how to correct dependency issues on Ubuntu.

Debian installation instructions

On the BlueJeans website, the developers specifically mention that the app’s DEB package release is intended for Ubuntu users, and not Debian users. However, Ubuntu and Debian share an identical base. Did you know that Ubuntu is based on Debian?

Since Ubuntu shares code with Debian, there should be no issue getting the BlueJeans app working on current releases of Debian Linux. Here’s how to start the installation on your operating system.

First, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. From there, use the CD command to move into the /tmp directory.

cd /tmp

Once inside of the /tmp directory, make use of the wget downloader tool to grab the latest release of BlueJeans for your Debian Linux system.

wget https://swdl.bluejeans.com/desktop-app/linux/2.1.1/BlueJeans.deb

When the BlueJeans DEB package is done downloading to your Debian Linux PC, the installation can begin. Using the dpkg command below, set up the package.

sudo dpkg -i BlueJeans.deb

After loading up the BlueJeans.deb package, you may notice some errors. These errors are dependency issues. To solve the problem, execute the following command. Or, follow our in-depth guide on how to correct Debian dependency issues.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux installation instructions

While the developers of BlueJeans may not support Arch Linux with their app, you’ll still be able to install their program on your system, thanks to the Arch Linux community.

To start the installation of BlueJeans on Arch Linux, open up a terminal window. Then, from there, use the Pacman command to install both the “Git” and “Base-devel” packages on the system. These two packages are required to interact with the AUR.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel

Following the installation of “Git” and “Base-devel,” you must install the Trizen AUR helper. This program makes installing AUR packages automatic, as it takes care of all the hard work users normally have to do by hand. To install Trizen, enter the commands below.

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git cd trizen
makepkg -sri

Following the installation of Trizen, use the trizen -S command to load up the BlueJeans application.

trizen -S bluejeans

Fedora installation instructions

Thanks to the fact that there is an RPM package available on the BlueJeans website, Fedora Linux users will have no issues getting the app working on their system. To start the installation, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T. Then, use the Dnf command below to install BlueJeans.

Note: Dnf can install packages directly from the internet so, there is no need to download the RPM package before attempting to install it. Just run the command and go!

sudo dnf install https://swdl.bluejeans.com/desktop-app/linux/2.1.1/BlueJeans.rpm

OpenSUSE installation instructions

As there is an RPM package available, OpenSUSE users will be able to install the BlueJeans application with ease. However, be warned that the developers of the app do not mention SUSE under the RPM download page, so you may run into issues.

To start the installation process, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T.  Then, CD into the /tmp directory with the command below.

cd /tmp

Inside of the /tmp directory, use the wget download tool to grab the latest BlueJeans RPM package. This RPM package should work on all modern releases of OpenSUSE Linux.

wget https://swdl.bluejeans.com/desktop-app/linux/2.1.1/BlueJeans.rpm

Finally, install the program by running the following Zypper command below.

sudo zypper install BlueJeans.rpm

Flatpak installation instructions

BlueJeans is on the Flathub app store. So, if you do not use DEBs or RPMs but need to get the app working, don’t worry! You’ll be able to easily install it by entering the following commands.

Note: be sure that you have the Flatpak runtime enabled on your Linux PC before attempting to install this program.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak install flathub com.bluejeans.BlueJeans

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