Shuhrat Dehkanov edited this page Feb 16, 2017 · 41 revisions

Welcome to the Remmina wiki!


Usually remmina is included in your linux distribution or in an external repository. Do not ask for distribution packages or precompiled binaries here. This is a development site.

For users with a distro that supports Snap packages, including Ubuntu and debian

Ensure you've snapd installed in your system. Then in Ubuntu you can install the last release from the Software center, looking for remmina, otherwise you can install it from terminal with:

sudo snap install remmina

If you want to install latest git revision of remmina, you can use it from the edge channel:

sudo snap install remmina  --edge

Or update the current installed version with the selected channel:

sudo snap refresh remmina --channel=edge # use --channel=stable otherwise

To enable some advanced features such as mount-control (to manage mount positions), avahi-observer (to automatically look for local servers to connect to), cups-control (to manage printing) you should run something like:

sudo snap connect remmina:avahi-observe :avahi-observe # servers discovery
sudo snap connect remmina:cups-control :cups-control # printing
sudo snap connect remmina:mount-observe :mount-observe # mount management

Snap packages will be updated automatically and will include both latest FreeRDP git and latest libssh 0.7 release (for better security).

For Ubuntu users we have an official PPA with Remmina 1.2


To install it, just copy and paste the following three lines on a terminal window

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp libfreerdp-plugins-standard

Don't forget to exit/kill al your running instances of remmina. The best way to do it is to reboot your PC. Or, if you cannot reboot, kill all running remmina with

sudo killall remmina

By default the RDP, SSH and SFTP plugins are installed. You can view a list of available plugins with apt-cache search remmina-plugin


Hubbitus (Pavel Alexeev) provided us a copr, to install just execute as root:

# dnf copr enable hubbitus/remmina-next
# dnf upgrade --refresh 'remmina*' 'freerdp*'

Sabayon (Gentoo Binary based)

  • Install :
equo- i net-misc/remmina


  • To build and install emerge -av net-misc/remmina

  • To build a binary and install

emerge -avb net-misc/remmina
emerge -avk remmina*.tar.bz  
# From cp /usr/portage/packages/net-misc remmina* > /mnt/some-usb-stick to multiple boxes
emerge -avk =net-misc/remmina-#??Version number  
# if you have a Bin-host/Binary package server defined on your lan
  • (version???) on other machines as a binary if you have many Gentoo machines... directly from file else bin host

Arch Linux based

Install remmina-git from AUR

There are also some external, not supported plugins provided by Muflone :



Here, on github, we have three official branches:

"next" branch: the future 1.2.0 version, which compiles with current freerdp master branch and will compile with freerdp 2.0 when released. We will do code developments and bugfixes here, on the next branch.

"master" branch: the 1.1.2 stable version, which compiles with freerdp 1.1 stable. We will only provide security fixes or critical bugs (i.e.: data corruption) fixes on version 1.1.X.

"gtk2" branch: a special remmina 1.1.1 version compatible with GTK2, compiles with freerdp 1.1 stable


  • How to compile "next" branch on Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04.
  • How to compile "next" branch on Fedora 20.
  • For Debian 7.6 you can use the Ubuntu guide, but you must disable SSH with -DWITH_LIBSSH=OFF when executing cmake. libssh provided with debian 7 (v 5.4) is older than the needed version 6.x.


We also have a website: http://www.remmina.org