Republic Anywhere Won't Open in Linux



  • Clicking the Anywhere icon doesn’t start the program 

  • Running Anywhere from the terminal results in error:

    • " republicanywhere: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory." 


  • Republic Anywhere 

  • Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon



Shared libraries package "" is missing on some versions of Linux. Installing "gconf2" provides the shared library package needed for Anywhere to run. 

Additional Notes

  • Credit for this solution goes to Community Ambassador @Burusutazu 
  • Our Republic Anywhere app for Linux is used by many on our development team and among our members. However, as the Linux app is considered a BETA, it's not supported in the same way as other versions of the app. If you experience issues or want to ask for help, members help one another in our Community.

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