I’ve been playing with Manjaro and the package management is way different to Debian. I needed to get some work tools installed and the VMWare Horizon Client is needed for one of our support customers.
Initially I downloaded the bundle from VMWare and that failed miserably, but that’s not surprising as the only support they list is for Ubuntu and RedHat.
Then I came across the AUR.
I found the Horizon client in a package here: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/vmware-horizon-client/
The steps required are clone the git and run makepkg and then install the generated tar file using pacman.
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-horizon-client.git cd vmware-horizon-client makepkg sudo pacman -U vmware-horizon-client-2012-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
This failed as it was missing a dependency
vmware-keymaps. It does say it’s a dependency on the AUR page.
Now it’s just a case of grabbing that package and making and installing it first. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/vmware-keymaps/
cd .. git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-keymaps.git cd vmware-keymaps makepkg sudo pacman -U vmware-keymaps-1.0-1-any.pkg.tar.zst
Then back to install the client:
cd ../vmware-horizon-client sudo pacman -U vmware-horizon-client-2012-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
I don’t want or need all the other stuff like multimedia redirection and usb redirection. The customers security setup doesn’t allow any of that anyway. Now all I have to do is launch it from my list of apps.