In this blogpost, I am gonna show you, how to install bluejeans on kali linux/ubuntu. You will need alien. If you are trying to attend a meeting which is being hosted on bluejeans; the browser will ask you to download the app and join, but unfortunately, it doesn’t provide you with a .deb file instead — an .rpm file.
Convert RPM to DEB
Alien is a command line tool which can convert rpm file (Red Hat Based binaries) to a deb file. Operating systems like redhat, centos, fedora etc. support Red Hat based (.rpm) setups and Debian(.deb) setups are for Ubuntu, Kali, Debian etc.
Now, let’s convert this file using alien using below commands. Let’s download the alien first.
sudo apt-get install alien sudo alien --to-deb bluejeans-1.37.19.x86_64.rpm
Once the conversion is complete, status will be shown in the console with the converted file name, in my case it’s bluejeans-1.37.19.x86_64.deb
dpkg -i bluejeans-1.37.19.x86_64.deb
Now, let’s try to launch it using the below command,
You are most likely to get this error,
/opt/bluejeans/bluejeans-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Download & install libudev0
To resolve this, actually download the libudev0 from the link here and install it
dpkg -i libudev0_175-7.2_amd64.deb
Or fix it by creating a symbolic link
We have another option to fix this, you can link the existing libudev to libudev0 as below,
cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu sudo ln -s libudev.so.1.6.11 libudev.so.0
Now, you can re-launch it,
This works like a charm! Please let me know if this helped you understand how to install bluejeans on kali linux/ubuntu, in the comments section below. We will try to help you out if you run into any issues.