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.


#51

Hi,

I am using Slackware rather than something Debian/Ubuntu based. I recognize that this is not supported in any way, but I would like to download the .deb, unpack it, and see if I can get it to work on my machine. Is there a URL available to download the .deb that can be reached from wget or a browser (in other words, without using apt)?

Thanks in advance.


#52

Simply use wget or your distribution’s equivalent on the deb files link in the guide.


#53

Hi,

What link is that? The only links I see are links for apt sources and the key. They don’t point directly to the .deb package. Perhaps I am missing something. Anyway, I got it by installing Ubuntu in an LXC container and downloading it with apt, but it would still be nice to have a plain link.

I can report that this seems to be working fine on Slackware, with one hitch: it seems to be looking for a file called /var/lib/dbus/machine-id’ (note the trailing single quote). I’m not sure if this is an error, as I have a file called /var/lib/dbus/machine-id with no trailing single quote. Once I copied /var/lib/dbus/machine-id to /var/lib/dbus/machine-id’, the app started up and works fine.


#54

As far as i’m aware there is no direct link to the .deb file. Using wget then installing the app was the only way I was aware of obtaining the file.


#55

EDIT:

After some digging I found the link to download the Debian package, the file can be found here.

http://files.republicwireless.com/public/apps/anywhere/debian/pool/main/r/republicanywhere/republicanywhere_1.5.9_amd64.deb

I also discovered that someone had made a Arch Linux installer for Republic Anywhere! You can find information about it on the Arch package website.
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/republicanywhere-bin/


#56

12/18/2018 Changes:

  • Added AUR (Arch User Repository) link.
  • Added Debian package source.

#57

Thank you for the link! I have made a SlackBuild (Slackware packaging script) for it, tested it, and it is working. I may submit it to SlackBuilds.org, which is kind of analogous to the Arch User Repository but for Slackware. If I do and it is accepted, I will update this thread.


#58

I’ll add that to the original post when you post it here.


#59

Slackware repackage is here:

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2/network/republicanywhere/


#60

I have a working RPM that I’ll be adding soon.


#61

Provide a link or post and I’ll add it to the thread as well.