How to Install Citrix Client on Ubuntu

04/09/2011 at 9:10 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I needed to log onto the site at work and we use Citrix. Not a problem except that I use Ubuntu and Helpdesk don’t help anybody that is on Linux so I was on my own.

I managed  to install Citrix and got it working and then it dawned on me that I have to upgrade my Ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04 and when I meant upgrade,  I meant reinstall as I wanted a 64 bit operating system. Since I will be wiping out my hard diisk, I decided to record my attempts at installing Citrix so I can redo it once more.

This is the recording:

First I searched Google for references:

http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en-GB&q=citrix+plugin+for+linux&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#pq=citrix+plugin+for+linux&hl=en&cp=20&gs_id=8&xhr=t&q=citrix+citrixXenApp+plugin+for+linux&qe=Y2l0cml4IGNpdHJpeFhlbkFwcCBwbHVnaW4gZm9yIGxpbnV4&qesig=cauHwa1jPfIA9nSE_2wIwA&pkc=AFgZ2tmSpkOw0R2oKRCBzitZ8xkR2MVzfj3NdlGmsOY9zFqDp1kFxL7FpLvbswJJ_qvVPjBGqny65_KsR3iYJ1gpxlbGssk6dg&pf=p&sclient=psy&newwindow=1&client=opera&rls=en-GB&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=citrix+citrixXenApp+plugin+for+linux&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&fp=1&biw=1167&bih=646&cad=b&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.

From Google I got to the Ubuntu Community page at; https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CitrixICAClientHowTo

The link on that page did not work so I eventually got this link from  Google: http://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/details.asp?downloadId=2309164&productId=1689163&ntref=clientcenter to download the ICA receiver. A hint: Use the Download Manager offered on that page. It is both faster and downloads completely.

Then I got stuck on finding out what the equivalent Linux was for OpenMotif: This page helps: http://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=openmotif+v.2.3.1+ubuntu&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gl=uk and it led me to: Alex Voinichs page that described how to get the Linux equivalent of openMotif.  Alexs’ page is at: http://alex-v.com/2010/10/03/how-to-install-citrix-receiver-on-linux-ubuntu/

After getting OpenMotif next task was to confirm this on the Ubuntu Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1612945; http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=679616;

Next isssue was to deal with the trust issie. This site was very helpful: http://www.hanckmann.net/?q=node/13; And the Citrix Knowledge Centre at : http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-linux-blackfoot/linux-readme-11-100.html#linux-readme-11-100

Then I hit aproblem with a non existent file called: libXm.so.4.

I googled it and got this list: http://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=libXm.so.4&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gl=uk

The Google list led me to this page which gave an idiots guide to resolving the libXm.so.4 problem and also a few other niggling ones. It was a very helpful and clearly illustrated site: http://karuppuswamy.com/wordpress/2010/05/06/how-to-solving-libxm-so-4-error-in-citrix-receiver-icaclient-on-ubuntu/

Final wrapping upcame from  these two pages: http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/computing/windows/services/citrix/faq_xp.htm and http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/computing/windows/services/citrix/linux_client.htm

After that the Citrix Client logged in successfully after I restarted my machine to enable firefox to find the root certoficate I copied over. I could have closed Firefox and restarted just it alone to achieve the same effect but my hard disk was going like crazy and I felt a restart would solve both issues.

I hope you find it useful.

 

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