BETA: Member support only - How To Install Republic Anywhere On Linux


#42

Installed on my recent 18.04.1 install and had the same issue. I had to go home for the weekend so I’m not at my desktop so I can’t check a few things.

Does running it from the terminal (republicanywhere) provide any errors?
Did this persist between boots? Sometimes a reboot can fix an issue like that.

I’m not 100% who to tag for this but I’ll tag @southpaw in case this is something important.

edit: I’ll tag @bsmith as well since southpaw is on vacation.


#43

Okay so the libgconf-2.s0.4 is the library causing issues.


#44

Hi @Burusutazu or anyone else, did this ever get resolved? I’m having the same problem with the same error.


#45

When it is fixed it will be announced here.


#46

Some new changes to the main post today.

  • Added hyperlinks to software I mention.
  • Finally added code blocks to the commands so the numbers will no longer be added to the command by discourse.
  • Fixed a broken image. [#5]
  • Updated the apt vs apt-get section.

#47

@jasone.bxqzkv
@Rood15

Okay, so here if the fix for the missing dependency on versions of Ubuntu Linux newer than 17.10.

Install this missing dependency from the terminal.

sudo apt -y install libgconf2-4 

Anywhere should run without any problems after you install that.

Here is a screenshot of it running on Ubuntu 18.04.1.


#48

To switch from beta to stable:

Uninstall republic anywhere using:
sudo apt remove republicanywhere

Then reinstall using the same steps from the guide using the main branch.


#49

Sorry to bring this up again, but I was just curious if packaging the Anywhere app for RPM was still on the roadmap? If not, I might start a Fedora COPR repo (unofficial of course) for it in the mean time, assuming RW doesn’t mind.


#50

Hi @emiljt,

I’ve not heard anything new from our developers on Linux since the last time we checked in with them on that question. Linux development is something of a side-bar project for that team, and sometimes other priorities have to take precedence.

I see no reason for you not to take on such a project, if it’s something that interests you. We’ll just need to be clear, as we’ve tried to be all along on the Linux use, that it’s not “supported” - meaning our help team cannot assist with issues on Linux. It’ll pretty much be a matter of our Linux users helping one another.