How to install Remmina

YouTube video on Invidio.us Usually Remmina is included in your Linux|GNU distribution, or in an external repository you can add.

Packaging status

Ubuntu

An official PPA with the latest Remmina release can be install by copying and pasting this in a terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
sudo apt update
sudo apt install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp remmina-plugin-secret

Make sure Remmina is not running. Either close it, reboot, or kill it by pasting this in a terminal:

sudo killall remmina

List available plugins with apt-cache search remmina-plugin. By default RDP, SSH and SFTP are installed. To test a daily built development version, do the above, but start with

ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next-daily

Debian

10 Buster (stable), Bullseye (testing), and Sid (unstable)

Remmina is in the official stable, testing and unstable repositories.

9 Stretch (oldstable)

Here Remmina can be installed from backports by copying and pasting this in a terminal:

echo 'deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main' | sudo tee --append /etc/apt/sources.list.d/stretch-backports.list >> /dev/null
sudo apt update
sudo apt install -t stretch-backports remmina remmina-plugin-rdp remmina-plugin-secret remmina-plugin-spice

Raspberry Pi

Remmina operates its own package repository for Raspbian Buster (10.x) you can install by copying and pasting this in a terminal:

sudo apt install dirmngr
sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys https://www.remmina.org/raspbian/remmina_raspbian.asc
sudo bash -c 'echo "deb https://www.remmina.org/raspbian/ buster main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/remmina_raspbian.list'
sudo apt update
sudo apt install remmina

(Tested on RPi 3B and 3B+) It is strongly advised to also install gnome-keyring to let Remmina save encrypted passwords in a safer place than .remmina textfiles in the /home user folder.

sudo apt install gnome-keyring

(The remmina-next PPA can be used on Raspberry Pi 2 and 3, provided you are running one of the supported *buntu derivatives.)

Flatpak

This is a system agnostic package that works on just about every distribution.

flatpak remote-add --user --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
# In order to have H.264 codecs
flatpak install org.freedesktop.Platform
flatpak install org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264
flatpak install --user flathub org.remmina.Remmina
flatpak run --user org.remmina.Remmina

If you use SSH agent (https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/issues/1438 )

flatpak run --filesystem=$SSH_AUTH_SOCK --env=SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$SSH_AUTH_SOCK org.remmina.Remmina

Flatpak stores data for installed applications (the XDG config/data folders) under $HOME/.var If you have previously installed Remmina with another package manager, you will have to transfer what was under $HOME/.config/remmina and $HOME/.local/share/remmina under, respectively ~/.var/app/org.remmina.Remmina/config/remmina and ~/.var/app/org.remmina.Remmina/data/remmina

Snap

This also is a system agnostic package that works on many distributions, but mainly Ubuntu.

If you run into issues, try something else first, and then report the issues. Our Snap package does not work on Ubuntu 17.10 if you use Wayland, see issue #1414._

First make sure you have snapd installed. Then install the last release from the Ubuntu Software Center by looking for Remmina, or install it from a terminal with:

sudo snap install remmina

The Snap subsystem has limitations, so some features, for example password storage via keyring is missing and must be fixed manually:

sudo snap connect remmina:avahi-observe :avahi-observe # servers discovery
sudo snap connect remmina:cups-control :cups-control # printing
sudo snap connect remmina:mount-observe :mount-observe # mount management
sudo snap connect remmina:password-manager-service :password-manager-service # password manager

Some features just don’t work on Snap, for example accessing your personal ~/.ssh directory is not possible. You have to manually copy your ~/.ssh/* files to ~/snap/remmina/common/.ssh/

If you want to install latest Git revision of Remmina as Snap, get it from the edge channel:

sudo snap install remmina  --edge

Or, update your Remmina Snap install with your channel of choice:

sudo snap refresh remmina --channel=edge # use --channel=stable otherwise

Snaps are updated with the system and include both latest FreeRDP Git and the latest libssh 0.7 release (for better security).

Fedora and Red Hat

As of March 2018 Remmina is available on most Fedora testing and stable, we still have a (not updated) Copr provided by Hubbitus (Pavel Alexeev), to install, paste this in a terminal as root:

dnf copr enable hubbitus/remmina-next
dnf upgrade --refresh 'remmina*' 'freerdp*'

Red Hat

Install Remmina from the EPEL repository by pasting this in a terminal:

wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

Gentoo

To build and install

emerge -av net-misc/remmina

To build a binary and install

emerge -avb net-misc/remmina
emerge -avk remmina*.tar.bz
# From cp /usr/portage/packages/net-misc remmina* > /mnt/some-usb-stick to multiple boxes
emerge -avk =net-misc/remmina-#??Version number

Sabayon

equo -i net-misc/remmina

Arch Linux (and friends)

There is an official Arch Linux Remmina package. Or, if you want to use the AUR, install remmina-git. There are also some external, not supported plugins provided by Muflone and other Arch Remmina Protocol plugins

Solus

sudo eopkg update-repo
sudo eopkg install remmina

Build from source

Note: If you have FreeRDP 3, you need to compile with the -DWITH_FREERDP3=ON flag.

Code development and bugfixes take place on the master branch. It compiles with the current FreeRDP master branch, and will compile with FreeDRP 2.0 when released as stable.

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