[CentOS] Workaround for (EL6.4) rdesktop-1.6.0-10 Woe

Thu Nov 7 18:50:36 UTC 2013
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Thu, Nov 07, 2013 at 10:51:48AM -0500, Cal Webster wrote:
> rdesktop has been spewing error messages since the update to CentOS 6.4.
> Aside from the continuous stream of errors in the terminal window from
> which it was launched, there are a number of usability issues in the
> remote session. The pointer does not change shape when moving over
> various window components such as column separators, window borders,
> etc. The background doesn't refresh within scroll bars, making it
> difficult to tell where the scroll handle is. We've also found that MS
> Visio will crash and hang the remote system if run within rdesktop.
> Other strange phenomenon are also manifest in various applications. In
> short, rdesktop 1.6.0-10 is buggy and unstable. See this upstream bug
> report for more:
> Bug 914279 - regression in 1.6.0-10.el6: Mousepointer and selections not
> drawn properly
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=914279

there is a newer version upstream (meaning the author's web site), but
I don't know if it solves these problems.

1.8.0 is available from http://www.rdesktop.org/#download

I know, we all hate to override the package manager with un-packaged
programs, but sometimes you just gotta.

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