Package Details: chrome-remote-desktop 77.0.3865.32-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/chrome-remote-desktop.git (read-only)
Package Base: chrome-remote-desktop
Description: Access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet
Upstream URL: https://remotedesktop.google.com
Keywords: Chrome Chromium Google Networking Remote
Licenses: BSD
Submitter: None
Maintainer: frealgagu
Last Packager: frealgagu
Votes: 104
Popularity: 3.027959
First Submitted: 2014-04-27 23:43
Last Updated: 2019-08-27 15:50

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frealgagu commented on 2019-08-12 22:41

@apepa you still need to download and install a package (.deb). This package downloads and converts to pacman for archlinux installation. Please don't flag this as outdated because is not.

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DaveB commented on 2015-10-07 19:58

Should work now. I've tried to make the installation messages and setup routine more helpful.

journcy commented on 2015-10-07 01:50

"Failed to load config: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/<user>/.config/chrome-remote-desktop/host#<long hash of unknown purpose>.json'"

I installed this package from the AUR, ran "crd --setup", and then ran "crd --start". I get the above error message.

Also, this:
"gpasswd: group 'chrome-remote-desktop' does not exist in /etc/group"
...happens during "crd --setup".

DaveB commented on 2015-10-05 12:46

If you find that your sound isn't working, it's probably because of two alterations to /etc/pulse/client.conf and /etc/pulse/daemon.conf. Restore them to their defaults, restart pulse, and you should get sound on the client as well. It might still sound ragged though, so don't expect miracles. I'll add this note to the next package.

Also, it's _not_ a good idea to autostart CRD – some programs are single-instance, and won't start on the machine running CRD if they're already running in the CRD instance. One example is AutoKey.

DaveB commented on 2015-10-05 09:19

Ok, tried it again. Turned out a little more complicated than I thought. Also added "crd" command for starting and stopping chrome-remote-desktop from the command line, also destroys old and useless pulse audio files where necessary as they don't work between sessions. crd has a --setup option as manually adding bits and pieces after the install is inconvenient.

WhiteHatHacker1 commented on 2015-10-02 18:33

@DaveB, yes. I did have two .json files already in my chromium native-messaging-hosts directory. They're named "com.google.chrome.remote_assistance.json" and "com.google.chrome.remote_desktop.json" but appear to be symlinks which makes me wonder whether a previous version of the package made them.

DaveB commented on 2015-10-01 08:26

Thanks @WhiteHatHacker1! I don't use chromium, so I'm tapping in the dark. This is an aspect of packaging I don't know much about – I'll have to look into it over the weekend.

I'll probably solve it using a find-xargs one-liner. If the file is already in there, the attempt to ln -s it will fail anyway, but that may or may not have nasty repercussions on uninstalling so I'll have to look into it.

Question though – were one or two of the the same .json files already in your chromium native-messaging-hosts directory?

WhiteHatHacker1 commented on 2015-09-28 21:02

Thanks for adopting the package @DaveB!

I think the symlink you suggested is problematic as well, @soxet. I already have the "native-messaging-hosts" directory in my "/etc/chromium" folder, so trying to create a symlink to it results in an error.

Perhaps the presence of correct symlinks could be checked for before symlinking the two .json files individually.

DaveB commented on 2015-09-27 14:11

Hey, I've adopted the package. This is going to be one of those high-maintenance Google packages, so if you see anything you think needs fixing or if you have any suggestions, please comment here – or even better, send me an e-mail. I'd like to keep this package healthy, so any help will be welcome. If anyone else wants to take over the package, I'd be only too happy to surrender it.

soxet commented on 2015-09-09 22:11

/etc/chromium/native-messaging-hosts contains a * file which is a symlink. This doesn't work.

Need to replace dir with correct symlink:

ln -s /etc/opt/chrome/native-messaging-hosts/ native-messaging-hosts

noderat commented on 2015-09-03 09:33

Current version is 45.0.2454.17, you need to bump the version number to force an AUR update!