Installing Keybase on Chromebook

May 28, 2018

Keybase is a great system for mounting a end-to-end encrypted filesystem. It also has an encrypted git feature which is great for storing secure information in repositories. While keybase has releases for most systems, that don’t have any releases for armh, of which Chromebooks fall.

With help from the keybase developers I have determined a way to get keybase up and running on a Chromebook in no time.

First install the pre-requisites:

$ sudo apt-get install fuse

Then install keybase:

$ go get -u -v
$ go install -v -tags production

Login with your keybase name (or add the computer if it isn’t already added.

$ keybase login

Now install the keybase filesystem, kbfsfuse:

$ go get -v
$ cd $GOPATH/src/
$ go install
$ sudo mkdir -p /keybase
$ sudo chown $USER /keybase
$ KEYBASE_RUN_MODE=prod kbfsfuse /keybase & 

And finally, install the git-remote-keybase for using git with keybase.

$ cd $GOPATH/src/ 
$ go install

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Written on 28 May 2018. Categories: coding.

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