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Ashwin94
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Difficulty installing chrome remote desktop

Post by Ashwin94 » 2019/02/23 10:20:48

I run centos7

I installed chrome remote desktop app on google crhome and now want to share my PC for another user to see and control.

The instructions are here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1649523. I am stuck at the second step.

The debian package is "chrome-remote-desktop_current_amd64.deb"

To install the the debian package I did the following:
yum install alien

it installed without error then I did,
alien -r chrome-remote-desktop_current_amd64.deb

this was the result:
Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package chrome-remote-desktop: postinst postrm preinst prerm
Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
chrome-remote-desktop-72.0.3626.12-2.x86_64.rpm generated

Then I did
yum install chrome-remote-desktop-72.0.3626.12-2.x86_64.rpm

this was the result
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Examining chrome-remote-desktop-72.0.3626.12-2.x86_64.rpm: chrome-remote-desktop-72.0.3626.12-2.x86_64
Marking chrome-remote-desktop-72.0.3626.12-2.x86_64.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package chrome-remote-desktop.x86_64 0:72.0.3626.12-2 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
Package
Arch Version Repository Size
================================================================================
Installing:
chrome-remote-desktop
x86_64 72.0.3626.12-2 /chrome-remote-desktop-72.0.3626.12-2.x86_64 88 M

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install 1 Package

Total size: 88 M
Installed size: 88 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
Running transaction check
Running transaction test


Transaction check error:
file /etc/init.d from install of chrome-remote-desktop-72.0.3626.12-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package chkconfig-1.7.4-1.el7.x86_64
file / from install of chrome-remote-desktop-72.0.3626.12-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.2-25.el7.x86_64
file /usr/lib from install of chrome-remote-desktop-72.0.3626.12-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.2-25.el7.x86_64

Error Summary
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Now I don't know what to do, could you please tell me what went wrong and how I can finish step 2 correctly.

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Re: Difficulty installing chrome remote desktop

Post by TrevorH » 2019/02/23 12:23:34

The rpm that alien has created is not compatible with CentOS. It is trying to supply critical files that already exist and are owned by other, already installed packages. This is a problem with the alien to rpm conversion which is not a supported method of package creation here.
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Re: Difficulty installing chrome remote desktop

Post by TrevorH » 2019/02/23 12:54:23

Also, it's already in EPEL.

yum --enablerepo=extras install epel-release
yum install chrome-remote-desktop.x86_64
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Re: Difficulty installing chrome remote desktop

Post by ababak » 2019/09/17 09:52:37

TrevorH wrote:
2019/02/23 12:54:23
Also, it's already in EPEL.

yum --enablerepo=extras install epel-release
yum install chrome-remote-desktop.x86_64
Does it work for anyone? It installs fine but I can't seem to find how to enable remote connections. I tried to follow this guide: https://support.google.com/chrome/answe ... #linux-crd
But I don't see "Chrome Remote Desktop" on this page: chrome://apps

When I try to execute

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/usr/lib64/chrome-remote-desktop/chrome-remote-desktop --start --foreground
I get an error that it can't read the config: /home/myuser/.config/chrome-remote-desktop/host#somehash.json which in fact does not exist.

Any ideas on how to set this up?

Thanks.
Kind regards,
Andriy Babak

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Re: Difficulty installing chrome remote desktop

Post by aashu0012 » 2020/01/24 12:58:12

Hey Ashwin94, Were you able to install debian package for Chrome Remote Desktop.
I also tried the same method, converting .deb to .rpm using alien and stuck at below error:


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[root@rhel7 Downloads]# yum install chrome-remote-desktop-80.0.3987.18-2.x86_64.rpm
Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
Examining chrome-remote-desktop-80.0.3987.18-2.x86_64.rpm: chrome-remote-desktop-80.0.3987.18-2.x86_64
Marking chrome-remote-desktop-80.0.3987.18-2.x86_64.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package chrome-remote-desktop.x86_64 0:80.0.3987.18-2 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

===================================================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                           Arch                               Version                                       Repository                                                                Size
===================================================================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 chrome-remote-desktop                             x86_64                             80.0.3987.18-2                                /chrome-remote-desktop-80.0.3987.18-2.x86_64                              73 M

Transaction Summary
===================================================================================================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total size: 73 M
Installed size: 73 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
Running transaction check
Running transaction test


Transaction check error:
  file / from install of chrome-remote-desktop-80.0.3987.18-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.2-25.el7.x86_64
  file /usr/lib from install of chrome-remote-desktop-80.0.3987.18-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.2-25.el7.x86_64
  file /etc/init.d from install of chrome-remote-desktop-80.0.3987.18-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package chkconfig-1.7.4-1.el7.x86_64

Error Summary
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[root@rhel7 Downloads]#

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Re: Difficulty installing chrome remote desktop

Post by TrevorH » 2020/01/24 14:24:23

Why would you try to convert it from a Debian package to a CentOS one when it already exists as a native CentOS package in the EPEL repo? Don't.

yum install epel-release
yum install chrome-remote-desktop.x86_64
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Re: Difficulty installing chrome remote desktop

Post by sanjay24in@ymail.com » 2020/12/24 17:27:37

Application`chrome-remote-desktop.x86_64` is installed by below command but the application tries to download deb package again which needs to be installed to use this application. That's why they are trying to convert a .deb package

TrevorH wrote:
2020/01/24 14:24:23
Why would you try to convert it from a Debian package to a CentOS one when it already exists as a native CentOS package in the EPEL repo? Don't.

yum install epel-release
yum install chrome-remote-desktop.x86_64

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