What is the easiest approach to get freeRDP installed onto Amazon Linux?

I've tried using RPMForge but am not having luck. Getting errors that dependencies like libpulse.so.0 are missing.

Would appreciate any suggestions.

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You can follow below steps to compile freeRDP

  git clone git://github.com/FreeRDP/FreeRDP.git
  cd FreeRDP




  sudo make install

Now create /etc/ld.so.conf.d/freerdp.conf and add the following line to it:


For a 64-bit rhel based OS add: /usr/local/lib64/freerdp

Depending on your OS/distribution, you may also need to add this line:


Run ldconfig. You should now have xfreerdp installed in /usr/local/bin:

  which xfreerdp

Plugins are installed in /usr/local/lib/freerdp:

 /usr/local/lib/freerdp$ ls

cliprdr.so disk.so drdynvc.so printer.so rail.so rdpdbg.so rdpdr.so rdpsnd_alsa.so rdpsnd.so keymaps are installed in /usr/local/share/freerdp:

  /usr/local/share/freerdp$ ls keymaps/

aliases ataritt empty fujitsu ibm macosx sony xfree86 xkb.pl amiga digital_vndr evdev hp macintosh sgi_vndr sun xfree98 After launching FreeRDP at least once, ~/.freerdp will be created to store known hosts:

  ~/.freerdp$ ls

cacert known_hosts

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