Subject: Re: Citrix MetaFrame client for Linux runs on NetBSD/i386
To: Laine Stump <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 08/16/2000 09:51:25
On Tue, 15 Aug 2000, Laine Stump wrote:
> 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.)
Definitely - net sounds good. Could you feed the diffs back to
Citrix, on principle :)
> (P.S. The MetFrame client can be freely downloaded, but the server costs money.)
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