howto install Citrix Receiver in LMDE

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howto install Citrix Receiver in LMDE

Postby TomRoche on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:49 pm

Citrix Receiver is a browser-based remote-access method supported by many institutions, e.g., to provide a virtual, standardized Windows desktop. To enable it in LMDE:


  1. Ensure you have package=curl installed: use your installer of choice (e.g., Mint Update, aptitude, apt-get, synaptic)
  2. Ensure you have Motif version>=3 installed:
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      $ find /usr/lib | fgrep -e 'libXm.'
      You should find something like
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    • install Motif, e.g. (as of Dec 2012) package=libmotif4
  3. Ensure you have file or symlink named
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    , where N is 3 or 4 (or perhaps greater, in later versions). Create one if necessary, e.g.,
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    ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
    where the target is some suitable file you found above.
  4. Download and install the latest Citrix Receiver .deb:
    • goto the Citrix downloads page
    • Choose product="Citrix Receiver" and type="Receivers by Platform" and platform=linux
    • Install the latest .deb from the available links, either, e.g.,
      • download it and
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        dpkg -i /path/to/file
      • Open With GDebi
  5. You may also want to download and install the 'USB Support Package'.
  6. You will probably also want the Adobe Flash Player plugin: Citrix does not seem to like gnash. Install (as of Dec 2012) package=flashplugin-nonfree (formerly flashplugin-installer)
  7. Run (which was installed with the Citrix Receiver) and check for errors in the output:
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    . Note the errors might be spurious (e.g., my failed to find my so doublecheck.
  8. Test your Citrix site. If it works, you're done!
  9. If you see errors regarding SSL or certificates, make Firefox's certificates accessible to Citrix:
    • quit your browser
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      sudo ln -s /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/* /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/
    • restart the browser and retry your site.

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