I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. I have legacy apps I need to run in Windows, so I installed Windows 10 on another PC.

For integration, I want to use winncon and therefore also need freerdp.

winconn's dependencies are python-apport, libfreerdp1 and freerdp-x11. I couldn't use its ppa since it isn't updated. I installed all the dependencies myself but for libfreerdp1 which was split into pieces. I installed those pieces afterwards.

Now when I open the Ubuntu Software Center, it gives me an error:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:  
winconn: Depends: python (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) but 2.7.9-1 is installed  
         Depends: libfreerdp1 but it is not installed  

winconn also fails with error -11. I don't know if this is libfreerdp's fault or caused by some other issue.

I used these commands to install winncon on my system:

wget https://launchpad.net/~realender/+archive/ubuntu/winconn/+files/winconn_0.2.14-1_all.deb
sudo dpkg --force-all -i winconn_0.2.14-1_all.deb

I installed the missing dependencies: libfreerdp-cache1.1 libfreerdp-codec1.1 libfreerdp-gdi1.1 libfreerdp-rail1.1 libfreerdp-utils1.1 python-apport freerdp-x11 using the Ubuntu Software Center.

Ps: My thanks to the community for editing this messy post!

  • I used .deb, by terminal you mean downloading the source and installing that? – Scordy Sep 9 '15 at 15:57
  • I can't even find it in the software center, it's a package for 12.10 I believe. – Scordy Sep 9 '15 at 16:04
  • yes for 12.04 and 12.10....it seems you followed here – Ravan Sep 9 '15 at 16:07
  • Yes indeed, did I go wrong Ravan or is this really not possible to install on 15.04? – Scordy Sep 9 '15 at 16:09
  • I installed all the depedencies via the software center and they were installed fine I think. Except libfreerdp1. Which I think could be the troublemaker. – Scordy Sep 9 '15 at 16:17

As you have already installed the necessary packages via

sudo apt-get install libfreerdp-cache1.1 libfreerdp-codec1.1 libfreerdp-gdi1.1 libfreerdp-rail1.1 libfreerdp-utils1.1 python-apport freerdp-x11

You can install the winconn package with a quick hack

cd; wget https://launchpad.net/~realender/+archive/ubuntu/winconn/+files/winconn_0.2.14-1_all.deb
mkdir deb$$
cp winconn_0.2.14-1_all.deb deb$$
cd deb$$
dpkg-deb -x winconn_0.2.14-1_all.deb deb
cd deb
dpkg-deb -e ../winconn_0.2.14-1_all.deb
perl -i -pe 's/libfreerdp1,//g' DEBIAN/control  
cd .. 
sudo dpkg-deb -b deb
sudo dpkg -i deb.deb
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo dpkg -i deb.deb

And here is a screenshot with winconn in Vivid

enter image description here

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    Oh my goodness, can't thank you enough. That answer is ten times more detailed then I have ever gotten on any website ever. I'm blown away, thank you! – Scordy Sep 10 '15 at 20:20
  • OMG! This works perfect to me! (Ubuntu 16.04) – ONeZetty Jul 14 '17 at 14:58

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