Thursday, November 6, 2014

Compile Remmina 1.1.x in Debian Jessie

Update: Okay this sucks; i'm still having copy/paste issues. But here's the post anyway:

UPDATE 2015 March: Okay this sucks even more, seems i had compilation issues and had to add more cmake flags; HOWEVER, upon install i had segmentation faults when running remmina.

SO, i've found an alternate and preferred method of installing: Add the unstable branch (debian experimental "sid") to your /etc/apt/sources.list and use sudo apt-get -t experimental install remmina freerdp to install the latest available.


Remmina 1.0.0 is still the latest version in Debian Jessie (Testing) as of Nov 2014. However Remmina itself is up to version 1.1.x now.

Recently I have had issues with copy/paste (clipboard redirection) not working, so I decided to try to update it. Although not difficult, it was not exactly super quick to find the dependencies either.

note: I always use aptitude but you could just as easily use apt-get.

We will use the github version of Remmina:
sudo aptitude install git
cd ~/Downloads
git clone

Of course, you probably already have the build tools; otherwise, install them:
sudo aptitude install build-essential

You may have issues with installing the following dependency due to a recent change in debian itself, but you should be able to work it out:
sudo aptitude install libgnutls28-dev

Now, we will install the rest of the dependencies:
sudo aptitude install libavahi-common-dev libavahi-client-dev libavahi-ui-gtk3-dev libvte-2.90-dev libappindicator3-dev libvncserver-dev libxkbfile-dev libfreerdp-dev libtelepathy-glib-dev

Now we can compile and install Remmina:
cd Remmina
make clean 
sudo make install

You need to make install otherwise it will not find the plugins.

I chose "keyring off" because I run XFCE and also when I compiled with it on, I still had copy/paste issues. However, that needs to be thoroughly tested and I was not interested in it.

Now you can run the new Remmina 1.1.x
killall remmina

good luck!

1 comment:

  1. Remmina 1.1.2 seems to handle the clipboard properly -- use the exact same procedure as above.


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