This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install the latest version of Remmina remote desktop client in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04.
Remmina is the default GTK+ remote desktop client shipped with Ubuntu desktop. It currently supports RDP, VNC, SPICE, NX, XDMCP, SSH and EXEC.
While distro’s builds of Remmina are always old, the upstream developers offers two ways to install the latest Remmina in Ubuntu.
Install Remmina via Snap in Ubuntu:
The software is now available as snap, an universal Linux package that will be updated automatically and will include both latest
FreeRDP git and latest
libssh 0.7 release.
Simply open Ubuntu Software search for and install “Remmina”. And yes, there are two Remmina packages, one is pre-installed, the other is the snap package.
You can alternatively run command in terminal to install the snap version of Remmina:
snap install remmina
For advanced features, (e.g., manage mount positions, servers discovery, manage printing, use gnome-keyring), run following commands one by one:
sudo snap connect remmina:avahi-observe :avahi-observe sudo snap connect remmina:cups-control :cups-control sudo snap connect remmina:mount-observe :mount-observe sudo snap connect remmina:password-manager-service :password-manager-service
Install Remmina via PPA in Ubuntu:
If you don’t prefer Snap package, you can upgrade the pre-installed Remmina via the PPA repository.
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
Type your password (no asterisks feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.
2. Then upgrade Remmina either via Software Updater, or run commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-* libfreerdp-plugins-standard
To downgrade the software to its pre-installed status, run commands to purge the PPA:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next