I'm needing help installing IBM's 5250 emulator onto the Raspberry Pi. If anyone could take a look at this link and set me in the right direction that would be great! Currently I've installed Raspbian “wheezy” and have everything working. I've followed This Guys Guide but this emulator does not support the features that I need. Here is a link to IBM's site with files.

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    It looks like IBM's package is for x86 Linux. Unless it is distributed as source or they have an ARM version you are probably out of luck.
    – Craig
    Jan 16, 2013 at 22:25
  • Thanks Craig. What about running a windows version. Would that be possible?
    – Tim
    Jan 18, 2013 at 20:26
  • Not on a Raspberry Pi. It doesn't run windows (and those window binaries would be for x86 not ARM anyhow).
    – Craig
    Jan 21, 2013 at 16:25

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As quoted from the site that you linked back to...

download ncurses - extract it, cd to the ncurses directory

> ./configure
> make
> sudo make install

download tn5250 , this is V 0.16.5, the latest stable release

> ./configure –help (to figure out what switches you need, like ssl)
> ./configure (with the options you want)
> make
> sudo make install
> sudo apt-get install xterm

now, you can see if it is working by entering xt5250 [i.series.ip.address]

And here is a PDF on how to configure the tn5250

So when you say it doe not support the features you need. What features are you talking about?


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