Installing Syncthing on Linux Redhat

(Jan Horčička) #1

I am trying to install Syncthing on my Windows and Linux Redhat machine. I am following the guide ( and it launches properly on Windows. I am having problems on Linux however.

I downloaded the linux version from the website ( I extract it, but when I try to launch the executable it doesn’t launch, nothing happens. I tried different versions from the repository, but it still the same.

I googled around and found a couple of guides to actually install the Syncthing (, but the guides use apt-get which doesn’t work on Redhat. When I try to replicate the commands using yum, I get error that the command is unknown.

For example the command:

curl -s | sudo yum add -

Results in:

Loaded plugins: dkms-build-requires, fastestmirror, priorities, security, : versionlock No such command: add. Please use /usr/bin/yum --help

Can somebody please help me install and run this thing on my Linux machine?

(Audrius Butkevicius) #2

You can’t use apt repos on rhel, so not sure what you are trying to do.

(Jan Horčička) #3

I am trying to run Syncthing on my Linux machine.

(Audrius Butkevicius) #4

Sure. We dont provide a rhel repo, you can download the release from github and setup startup scripts for your init system. You can also try and find a thirs party rhel repo that provides it, yet we take no responsibility for that.

(Jan Horčička) #5

Thanks. Is there a guide that I could follow to set this all up? I’m a Linux newbie, so I need something step by step.

(Audrius Butkevicius) #6

Sorry, but not from us. I suspect you’ll find something on the internet by googling around.

(Paul) #7

There is a program called alien which will try and convert between rpm, dpkg, stampede, and Slackware file formats. However, I would advise against it as there is potential for issues when mixing packages and distros.