In this guide we will be performing an installation of Anydesk on Rocky Linux 8 | AlmaLinux 8 Desktop operating systems. For those interacting with Anydesk for the first time, it is a remote desktop application designed to be reliable and fast. It allows you to access a remote computer securely over the network and perform management operations.

Remote desktop is popularly used by IT professionals and non technical people offering consultancy services. With this tool you’re able to access another computer located miles away from your current location over the internet and operate on it as if you’re sitting infront of that machine. Similar solutions do exist such as Team Viewer, Microsoft Remote Desktop, RemotePC among many others.

Install Anydesk on Rocky Linux 8 | AlmaLinux 8

Anydesk packages are not available in the OS default AppStream repository. We’ll need to add the repository to our Linux system manually with the command belows:

sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/anydesk.repo<<EOF
[anydesk]
name=AnyDesk CentOS - stable
baseurl=http://rpm.anydesk.com/centos/x86_64/
gpgcheck=1
repo_gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/RPM-GPG-KEY
EOF

This will create a new repository file in the /etc/yum.repos.d/anydesk.repo directory:

$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/anydesk.repo

Enable epel-repository:

sudo yum -y install epel-release

The next step is to install AnyDesk on Rocky Linux / AlmaLinux 8 Desktop machine:

$ sudo yum install anydesk

Import repository GPG key when asked:

AnyDesk CentOS - stable                                                                                                           3.2 kB/s | 1.7 kB     00:00
Importing GPG key 0xCDFFDE29:
 Userid     : "philandro Software GmbH <[email protected]>"
 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

Then agree to start the installation of on Anydesk on Rocky Linux 8 | AlmaLinux 8:

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                             183 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

For a successful installation, you should see some output as below:

....
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                                                             810 kB/s | 4.2 MB     00:05
warning: /var/cache/dnf/anydesk-1fd762fa19d157eb/packages/anydesk-6.1.1-1.el7.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA512 Signature, key ID cdffde29: NOKEY
AnyDesk CentOS - stable                                                                                                           3.4 kB/s | 1.7 kB     00:00
Importing GPG key 0xCDFFDE29:
 Userid     : "philandro Software GmbH <[email protected]>"
 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
Key imported successfully
warning: /var/cache/dnf/epel-d3bdf2f3b42fc441/packages/minizip1.2-1.2.11-24.el8.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 2f86d6a1: NOKEY
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                                                                                    1.6 MB/s | 1.6 kB     00:00
Importing GPG key 0x2F86D6A1:
 Userid     : "Fedora EPEL (8) <[email protected]>"
 Fingerprint: 94E2 79EB 8D8F 25B2 1810 ADF1 21EA 45AB 2F86 D6A1
 From       : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-8
Is this ok [y/N]: y
......
Running transaction
  Running scriptlet: anydesk-6.1.1-1.el7.x86_64                                                                                                               1/1
  Preparing        :                                                                                                                                          1/1
  Installing       : minizip1.2-1.2.11-24.el8.x86_64                                                                                                          1/3
  Installing       : mesa-libGLU-9.0.0-15.el8.x86_64                                                                                                          2/3
  Installing       : anydesk-6.1.1-1.el7.x86_64                                                                                                               3/3
  Running scriptlet: anydesk-6.1.1-1.el7.x86_64                                                                                                               3/3
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/anydesk.service → /etc/systemd/system/anydesk.service.
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start anydesk.service

  Verifying        : mesa-libGLU-9.0.0-15.el8.x86_64                                                                                                          1/3
  Verifying        : anydesk-6.1.1-1.el7.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!

Using Anydesk on Rocky Linux 8 | AlmaLinux 8

When installation is complete, search for Anydesk from Rocky Linux 8 / AlmaLinux 8 applications launcher section and you should be able to see it.

Click on it to start connecting to a remote host.

If you’re connecting to someone’s computer input Unique ID and you should be able to gain remote access.

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