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Old 09-20-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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VMware View Open Client

Hi everyone,

I want to use VMware View Open Client to use a remote Windows desktop.

I didn't find a Slackware package or SlackBuild script for it. Therefore I'd like to know, if anyone has successfully set it up and got it working on Slackware64-13.37 or -current, successfully, and what potential caveats there are. As there is no proper Slackware package, it is potentially difficult to get rid of it, again, in case it doesn't work well enough. That's why I ask, before I install it.

Thanks for sharing your experience!

Old 09-20-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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You can build a Slackware compatible package for it using src2pkg.

What you should do first though is try to run the configure script and make and see if it will compile and doesn't require any dependencies first.

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Old 09-21-2011, 03:28 AM   #3
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Thanks, I just tried that. All the dependencies mentioned on the VMware View Open Client download page are satisfied. However, ./configure fails:

Configuring VMware-view-open-client 4.5.0-297975
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking which interface to build... Gtk+
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes


checking for msgfmt... (cached) /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for dcgettext... yes
checking for gmsgfmt... (cached) /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for xgettext... (cached) /usr/bin/xgettext
checking for catalogs to be installed...  de fr ja zh_CN
checking for boostlib >= 1.34.1... yes
checking whether the Boost::Signals library is available... yes
configure: error: Could not link against  !
Can anyone provide a clue, what's wrong, here?

Thanks a lot!

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try with
Your configure command may vary depending on your environment; for example, to build on 64-bi Fedora, you may need to do this instead:

$ ./configure --with-boost-libdir=/usr/lib64 && make
(from the page you linked )


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