Installing on MacOS X

These instructions were tested on MacOS Catalina (x86_64) with RemoteBox 3.0, other configurations may vary. They describe installing the RemoteBox client and assume you have root privileges to perform the install. In order to connect from RemoteBox, VirtualBox will need to be installed and configured on the server and if necessary, appropriate firewall ports will need to be opened.
Tarball Install
You must have XCode installed. Please download and install XCode from the Mac App Store or the Apple Developer Website. Once XCode is installed, you must also install the XCode command line tools. This can be done from within XCode or on recent editions of MacOS X, by opening a terminal and typing:

xcode-select --install

You must also install a suitable X Server. The preferred X server is available from the XQuartz Website You must also set up the MacPorts repository. Follow the instructions closely on the MacPorts website to configure the repository. Once MacPorts is configured, open a terminal and enter the following commands which will download, compile and install the required packages.

sudo port install perl5 p5-gtk3 p5-soap-lite freerdp

Unpack the RemoteBox tarball and change into the RemoteBox-x.y directory. Important. Newer versions of macOS don't seem to need this, but for older versions you may need to open the remotebox file in a text editor and replace:

#!/usr/bin/env perl



Launch RemoteBox as follows:


MacOS Catalina
Installing RemoteBox 2.x
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