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Open Source VirtualBox Client with Remote Management

Installing RemoteBox on Mac OS X

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.

Installing from Tarball

• 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-gtk2 p5-soap-lite freerdp
Unpack the RemoteBox tarball and change into the RemoteBox-x.y directory. Important! You will need to modify the very first line in the remotebox file so that it uses the MacPorts implementation of Perl. Open the file in a text editor and replace:
#!/usr/bin/perl
with:
#!/opt/local/bin/perl
Launch RemoteBox as follows:
./remotebox