How do I get rdesktop to run on SuSe 10.1?

Posted on 2006-05-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I'm a Win/Mac guy, and I'm trying to learn about linux. I've decided to use SuSe 10.1 with GNOME as my Linux system. I have looked at different RDP clients and I guess rdesktop is the main Linux client for RDP. I downloaded it but it looks like I have to compile it and I have no clue what or how to do that. I'm a .Net VB programmer so this is all new to me.
Question by:CSTRAUGHN
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    Unpack the source, as root enter the folder you unpacked it to, then enter


    If the works you can now run rdesktop from a terminal. Enter rdesktop --help to get the syntax. In the unpacked folder you'll also see readme's etc which may give you more info.

    Author Comment

    When I type make it says: No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    Author Comment

    I got past that point - I needed OpenSSL. I downloaded OpenSSL into /usr/local/ssl and then ran ./configure and make and it got past the point it was at before but now fails saying it can't find -lcrypto -- do I need to build OpenSSL or install it? I just copied it, etc.
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    you need to install OpenSSL the same way first:
      ./configure && make && make install
    if it installs to /usr/local, then you need to adapt your configuration (Makefile) in the rdesktop directory

    If you're not familar with compiling, why do you not use a package?

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