3.4.  Installing the ThinLinc Remote Desktop Server

3.4.1.  Starting the Installation Program

The installation program is located in the root directory of the Server Bundle. Extract the bundle and start the installation program as follows:

sh ./install-server

If you prefer, you can also install the ThinLinc packages by hand. These packages are located in subdirectory packages of the Server Bundle.

After installing the software packages, ThinLinc must be configured. This is done by the program /opt/thinlinc/sbin/tl-setup. If install-server is used, it will ask about starting tl-setup at the end of the package installation. The program tl-setup must be ran on all ThinLinc servers that should create the ThinLinc cluster. The role of the server in the cluster can be specified at the start of tl-setup, it's a choice between agent or master. Instructions for configuring newly installed master and agent machines to create a cluster can be found in Section 13.1, “ Configuring ThinLinc Servers in a Cluster ”.

3.4.1.1.  Automating tl-setup

You can automate tl-setup by providing it with an answer file. Begin by generating an answer template by running the following command.

# /opt/thinlinc/sbin/tl-setup -g OUTPUT-FILE

A list of questions which tl-setup would ask is written to OUTPUT-FILE . Edit this file with suitable answers for your system. The file uses the same Hiveconf syntax also used for the ThinLinc configuration files, described in Chapter 15, Hiveconf . You can now use the -a option for tl-setup to make it read answers from the given file.

# /opt/thinlinc/sbin/tl-setup -a INPUT-FILE