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Open Source VirtualBox Client with Remote Management

Installing RemoteBox on Solaris / Indiana

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.

Tarball Install

Before installing any other packages, you must ensure that the media libraries (aka SUNWmlib) are installed, otherwise the OpenCSW packages will fail to operate correctly.
For example:
pkg install medialib

To provide the required dependencies, configure your system to install packages from the OpenCSW repository. OpenCSW installs packages in its own tree and so does not interfere or conflict with your standard system packages. This example sets up OpenCSW and installs the dependencies.

pkgadd -d http://get.opencsw.org/now
/opt/csw/bin/pkgutil -U
/opt/csw/bin/pkgutil -i pm_gtk2 pm_soap_lite rdesktop pm_glib pm_pango gdk_pixbuf

Unpack the RemoteBox tarball and change into the RemoteBox directory. Important! You will need to modify the very first line in the remotebox file so that it uses the OpenCSW implementation of Perl. Open the file in a text editor and replace:

#!/usr/bin/env perl
with:
#!/opt/csw/bin/perl
Launch RemoteBox as follows:
./remotebox

Solaris does not have FreeRDP in it's repositories which is the default RDP viewer for RemoteBox. RemoteBox should be configured to use rdesktop instead. This can be done in the RemoteBox preferences window.