Note: I’d be more than happy to partner with Republic Wireless to publish a COPR or similar repository for Fedora/CentOS/Red Hat users on a more official basis
Like a few other Linux users have mentioned. It would be nice to have the Republic Anywhere application packaged for each operating system. I saw one also mention a SNAP. Now that I have a functional RPM I will probably look at doing an AppImage as a way to cover all distro’s at once. I’ve never done an AppImage so it will be fun I’m sure.
Taking the alien route does not work as others have discovered it fails to correctly detect libffmpeg and handle the libappindicator dependency. To resolve these issues I wrote a fresh .spec file, extracted the application from the .deb and let rpmbuild -ba mash it into a usable .rpm file. The target is x86_64 on Fedora 29.
I’ve recently learned how to watch the repository directly over HTTP. I’ll be adapting my process and employing something to automatically build new versions in the future.
Because you shouldn’t just blindly trust an RPM I built I’ll provide a link to the .spec file so that if you want to you can do the build yourself.
If someone could update the various threads that are locked, in particular (Where Anywhere download for PC?) that hints at the best option running this in WINE.
The libffmpeg.so issue is resolved by setting executable permissions on the file ahead of the RPM package being built. (Where Anywhere download for PC?)
Based on feedback here I added libXScrnSaver to the dependencies (Where Anywhere download for PC?)