Subject: Citrix MetaFrame client for Linux runs on NetBSD/i386
To: None <>
From: Laine Stump <>
List: netbsd-users
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.)