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Old 02-21-2003, 07:20 PM   #1
tdanco
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Question rdesktop?


Hello, I've recently converted to Linux from Windows for my home OS, and have one particular problem that's been concerning me, that I hope you can help me with:

My office runs Windows 2000, with a Terminal Services connection to access it at home. However, with Linux, we needed a special plugin called 'Rdesktop' that I found on the internet, and downloaded. When I unzipped it, it all came to one directory containing a bunch of text files and scripts. (I have Red Hat 8.0) What should I do with this? I've been looking through help files and such, but can't find the answer. Thanks a bunch.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 07:43 PM   #2
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If its a tar.gz type file, in most cases you can:

./configure
make
make install (as root)


What does the INSTALL or README file tell you ? Most of the time there are those two files that will explain how to install the program.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 07:47 PM   #3
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Well, I don't see an Install file but there is a Readme that says the same thing as you said:

Installation
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rdesktop uses a typical GNU-style build procedure:

% ./configure [options]
% make
% make install

I know I should be using a command line to do this, but where should I do it? Under the home/user/rdesktop directory?

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Old 02-22-2003, 01:38 AM   #4
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In the directory where you uncompressed the file you run the scripts
first
$ ./configure
then
$ make
And then finally the last should be run as root
$ su
(type password)
# make install

Be sure that ./configure or make doesn't come with any errors
 
Old 02-22-2003, 08:13 AM   #5
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I know I should be using a command line to do this, but where should I do it? Under the home/user/rdesktop directory?
Yes most likely as that is where the configure file will reside to start compilation.
 
Old 02-22-2003, 09:36 AM   #6
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Please note that Windows 2000/XP come with their own terminal services client access licence (TSCAL).

Using Linux will mean that the terminal services licencing server will have to issue one to your box. If you have any problems connecting to the terminal server, contact your administrator.

Yup, Microsoft licencing is a complicated thing.
 
  


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