December 3, 2021
How to install AnyDesk on CentOS 8

How To Install AnyDesk on CentOS 8

On this article we will learn how to install AnyDesk version 6.1.1 on CentOS 8 Linux Desktop system.

Introduction

AnyDesk is a remote server management tool that provides a remote connection to any computer in any location. It is available for all platforms such as Linux-based systems, windows, mac, and android. It can be used by individuals, teams, and professional organizations to offer remote support to customers. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install AnyDesk on CentOS 8.

AnyDesk Installation on CentOS 8

We are going to install Anydesk on CentOS 8 by using the latest AnyDesk repository. The installation steps will be explained in the explanation below:

  1. Add AnyDesk repository
  2. Update CentOS 8 repository
  3. Install AnyDesk on CentOS 8
  4. Verify AnyDesk Application
  5. Launching AnyDesk

The detailed explanation of Anydesk installation will be explained in several sub-chapters below.

1. Add AnyDesk Repository

The first step is to add AnyDesk repository to our system by typing command line, we will use root user :

[root@diginetapp02 ~]# cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/AnyDesk-CentOS.repo << "EOF"
> [anydesk]
> name=AnyDesk CentOS - stable
> baseurl=http://rpm.anydesk.com/centos/$basearch/
> gpgcheck=1
> repo_gpgcheck=1
> gpgkey=https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/RPM-GPG-KEY
> EOF
[root@diginetapp02 ~]# 
Adding AnyDesk Repository
Adding AnyDesk Repository

2. Update CentOS Repository

After adding AnyDesk repository, we will update the CentOS 8 repository. By updating our CentOS 8 system, it will refresh the local list of available packages software to the newer stable version. We will use the following command line :

sudo dnf update
[ramans@diginetapp02 ~]$ sudo dnf update
Warning: failed loading '/etc/yum.repos.d/plex.repo', skipping.
AnyDesk CentOS - stable                                          377  B/s | 488  B     00:01    
AnyDesk CentOS - stable                                          1.8 kB/s | 1.7 kB     00:00    
Importing GPG key 0xCDFFDE29:
 Userid     : "philandro Software GmbH <info@philandro.com>"
 Fingerprint: D563 11E5 FF3B 6F39 D5A1 6ABE 18DF 3741 CDFF DE29
 From       : https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/RPM-GPG-KEY
Is this ok [y/N]: y
AnyDesk CentOS - stable                                          726  B/s | 1.7 kB     00:02    
CentOS Linux 8 - AppStream                                       4.1 kB/s | 4.3 kB     00:01    
CentOS Linux 8 - AppStream                                       2.2 MB/s | 8.1 MB     00:03    
CentOS Linux 8 - BaseOS                                          4.3 kB/s | 3.9 kB     00:00    
CentOS Linux 8 - BaseOS                                          1.3 MB/s | 3.5 MB     00:02    
CentOS Linux 8 - Extras                                          1.9 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00   
Updating CentOS 8 Repository
Updating CentOS 8 Repository

3. Install AnyDesk on CentOS 8

We will install AnyDesk application by using yum or dnf package manager. We will execute the series of command line below :

sudo dnf makecache
sudo dnf install -y redhat-lsb-core
sudo dnf install anydesk

The details of the three command lines above are as follows.

[ramans@diginetapp02 ~]$ sudo dnf makecache
Warning: failed loading '/etc/yum.repos.d/plex.repo', skipping.
AnyDesk CentOS - stable                                          455  B/s | 488  B     00:01    
CentOS Linux 8 - AppStream                                       4.0 kB/s | 4.3 kB     00:01    
CentOS Linux 8 - BaseOS                                          5.3 kB/s | 3.9 kB     00:00    
CentOS Linux 8 - Extras                                          2.0 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux Modular 8 - x86_64           5.0 kB/s | 9.4 kB     00:01    
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                   7.3 kB/s | 8.1 kB     00:01    
Metadata cache created.

We need to install the redhat-lsb core packages on our system by executing the following

[ramans@diginetapp02 ~]$ sudo dnf install -y redhat-lsb-core
Warning: failed loading '/etc/yum.repos.d/plex.repo', skipping.
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:55 ago on Sun 21 Nov 2021 01:39:17 AM PST.
Dependencies resolved.
=================================================================================================
 Package                          Architecture Version                     Repository       Size
=================================================================================================
Installing:
 redhat-lsb-core                  x86_64       4.1-47.el8                  appstream        46 k
Upgrading:
 ncurses                          x86_64       6.1-9.20180224.el8          baseos          387 k
 ncurses-base                     noarch       6.1-9.20180224.el8          baseos           81 k
 ncurses-libs                     x86_64       6.1-9.20180224.el8          baseos          334 k
Installing dependencies:
 esmtp                            x86_64       1.2-15.el8                  epel             57 k
 libesmtp                         x86_64       1.0.6-18.el8                epel             70 k
 liblockfile                      x86_64       1.14-1.el8                  appstream        32 k
 m4                               x86_64       1.4.18-7.el8                baseos          223 k
 mailx                            x86_64       12.5-29.el8                 baseos          257 k
 ncurses-compat-libs              x86_64       6.1-9.20180224.el8          baseos          328 k
 redhat-lsb-submod-security       x86_64       4.1-47.el8                  appstream        22 k
 spax                             x86_64       1.5.3-13.el8                baseos          217 k

Transaction Summary
=================================================================================================
Install  9 Packages
Upgrade  3 Packages

Total download size: 2.0 M
[ramans@diginetapp02 ~]$ sudo dnf install anydesk
Warning: failed loading '/etc/yum.repos.d/plex.repo', skipping.
Last metadata expiration check: 0:02:22 ago on Sun 21 Nov 2021 01:39:17 AM PST.
Dependencies resolved.
=================================================================================================
 Package                Architecture      Version                     Repository            Size
=================================================================================================
Installing:
 anydesk                x86_64            6.1.1-1.el7                 anydesk              4.0 M
Installing dependencies:
 mesa-libGLU            x86_64            9.0.0-15.el8                appstream            185 k
 minizip1.2             x86_64            1.2.11-24.el8               epel                  32 k

Transaction Summary
=================================================================================================
Install  3 Packages

Total download size: 4.2 M
Installed size: 14 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/3): minizip1.2-1.2.11-24.el8.x86_64.rpm                        94 kB/s |  32 kB     00:00    
(2/3): mesa-libGLU-9.0.0-15.el8.x86_64.rpm                       415 kB/s | 185 kB     00:00    
(3/3): anydesk-6.1.1-1.el7.x86_64.rpm                            1.2 MB/s | 4.0 MB     00:03    
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                            887 kB/s | 4.2 MB     00:04    

...

  Verifying        : anydesk-6.1.1-1.el7.x86_64                                               1/3 
  Verifying        : mesa-libGLU-9.0.0-15.el8.x86_64                                          2/3 
  Verifying        : minizip1.2-1.2.11-24.el8.x86_64                                          3/3 
Installed products updated.

Installed:
  anydesk-6.1.1-1.el7.x86_64   mesa-libGLU-9.0.0-15.el8.x86_64   minizip1.2-1.2.11-24.el8.x86_64  

Complete!

The installation is completed done.

4. Verify AnyDesk Application

We will verify the AnyDesk application installation by displaying the AnyDesk version by using the following command :

rpm -qi anydesk
[ramans@diginetapp02 ~]$ rpm -qi anydesk
Name        : anydesk
Version     : 6.1.1
Release     : 1.el7
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Sun 21 Nov 2021 02:06:05 AM PST
Group       : Applications/Internet
Size        : 14209097
License     : Proprietary and BSD and OpenSSL and zlib and LGPLv2+
Signature   : RSA/SHA512, Thu 15 Apr 2021 08:17:49 AM PDT, Key ID 18df3741cdffde29
Source RPM  : anydesk-6.1.1-1.el7.src.rpm
Build Date  : Tue 13 Apr 2021 04:08:21 AM PDT
Build Host  : sdi-bs-deb64-01.dn.anydesk.com
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    : AnyDesk Software GmbH
Vendor      : AnyDesk Software GmbH
URL         : http://anydesk.com/remote-desktop
Summary     : The world's fastest remote desktop application
Description :
AnyDesk is the fastest remote desktop software on the market. It allows
for new usage scenarios and applications that have not been possible with
current remote desktop software.

We have had AnyDesk version 6.1.1 installed on our CentOS 8 system.

5. Launching AnyDesk

The AnyDesk application service will be automatically running after the successful installation. We will check the status of the running service by using the following command :

sudo systemctl status anydesk
[ramans@diginetapp02 ~]$ sudo systemctl status anydesk
[sudo] password for ramans: 
● anydesk.service - AnyDesk
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/anydesk.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Sun 2021-11-21 02:06:06 PST; 3min 13s ago
 Main PID: 33588 (anydesk)
    Tasks: 13 (limit: 49340)
   Memory: 14.8M
   CGroup: /system.slice/anydesk.service
           ├─33588 /bin/sh /usr/bin/anydesk --service
           ├─33590 /usr/libexec/anydesk --service
           └─33600 /usr/libexec/anydesk --tray

Nov 21 02:06:06 diginetapp02 systemd[1]: Started AnyDesk

We will make sure if AnyDesk application service should be enabled on our system. Either check the service is enabled or not by using the below-mentioned command :

sudo systemctl is-enabled anydesk

This command line should return the status ‘enabled‘.

after all the parameters are set correctly, then we will launch the AnyDesk application by using the desktop graphical interface.

Running AnyDesk CentOs 8
AnyDesk CentOs 8
Running AnyDesk on CentOs 8 | Main Menu
Running AnyDesk on CentOS 8

Conclusion

We have shown you how to install AnyDesk on CentOS 8 Desktop System successfuly. I hope this article can be useful for anyone who needs it. We can discover AnyDesk information more detail by visiting AnyDesk official web page.

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