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Open Source VirtualBox Client with Remote Management

Installing RemoteBox on FreeBSD

These instructions describe installing the RemoteBox client and may require root privileges. VirtualBox must also be configured to accept connections from RemoteBox. For instructions, consult the RemoteBox manual.

Repository Install

FreeBSD has RemoteBox in it's official ports and binary repositories and can be installed as follows:

Binary Package example:

pkg install freerdp remotebox
Ports (portmaster) example:
portmaster net/remotebox net/freerdp
RemoteBox can be launched from the applications menu after installation.

Tarball Install

Install the required dependencies as follows:

Binary Package example:

pkg install freerdp p5-Gtk2 p5-SOAP-Lite
Ports (portmaster) example:
portmaster net/freerdp x11-toolkits/p5-Gtk2 net/p5-SOAP-Lite
To launch RemoteBox, unpack the RemoteBox tarball and run the 'remotebox' executable.

• If installing freerdp from ports, ensure you build it with X11 and sound support
• If p5-libwww is installed from ports, it should be built with https support
• If you wish to use rdesktop instead, replace the freerdp package with rdesktop and configure the RemoteBox preferences accordingly.