Installing the ThinLinc Remote Desktop Server¶
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 package by hand. This
package is located in subdirectory
packages of the Server
After installing the software package, ThinLinc must be configured. This is done by ThinLinc Setup, which is started by running /opt/thinlinc/sbin/tl-setup. If install-server is used, it will ask about starting ThinLinc Setup automatically at the end of the package installation. ThinLinc Setup must be run on all ThinLinc servers that make up the ThinLinc cluster. The role of the server in the cluster can be specified at the start of ThinLinc 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 Configuring ThinLinc Servers in a Cluster.
Automating ThinLinc Setup¶
You can automate ThinLinc 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 ThinLinc 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 Hiveconf. You can now
-a option for ThinLinc Setup to make it read answers
from the given file.
$ /opt/thinlinc/sbin/tl-setup -a INPUT-FILE
Run ThinLinc administration commands using sudo¶
Once ThinLinc is installed, it is recommended to use sudo when
running administration commands, instead of switching to root for long periods
of time. To run ThinLinc commands with sudo and not have to specify
the entire path to the command, sudo needs to be configured to trust
ThinLinc paths. This is achieved by editing sudo’s
/etc/sudoers. The sudoers file needs to be
edited using visudo:
$ sudo visudo
secure_path and save the file.
If this was in
Defaults secure_path = /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
Then after you add the ThinLinc paths it should be:
Defaults secure_path = /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/opt/thinlinc/bin:/opt/thinlinc/sbin