Subject: Citrix MetaFrame client for Linux runs on NetBSD/i386
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Laine Stump <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/15/2000 15:10:51
I thought some of you might be interested to know that I just tried
installing the Citrix MetaFrame client for Linux on NetBSD/i386 1.5_ALPHA,
and it runs just fine. Installation gave only a few minor problems:
1) The check for "Linux)" in the "setupwfc" script had to be changed to
2) the "hinst" script uses "/bin/true" and "/bin/false" instead of just
"true" and "false", which causes a failure of the script.
3) "hinst" checks for netscape in /usr/local instead of /usr/pkg.
Now those of you who occasionally need to access a Windows application, but
don't want to have an entire machine dedicated to each person in such a
predicament, you can just run the MetaFrame/NT server on one machine, and
multiple people can open windows to that machine from their NetBSD / X
desktops. (almost as if that server was running a *real* OS! ;-)
Any interest in a package for this? If so, what category should it go in?
(I'm guessing "net", since that's where VNC is, and it does a similar
thing, but for one user at a time.)
(P.S. The MetFrame client can be freely downloaded, but the server costs money.)