Ctrix and Ubuntu 9.04

I’ve recently wiped the hard drive of my laptop and upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04. The Linux desktop is a perfect place to do development and surf the net, but the corporate network is a Windows world and to access mail and other enterprise applications we use Citrix servers. Getting Citrix running on the new Ubuntu is easier than ever.

sudo apt-get install libmotif3
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libXm.so.3.0.2 /usr/lib/libXm.so.4

download the most recent client from Citrix.

mv linuxx86-11.0.140395.tar.gz  install_tmp
cd install_tmp
tar zxvf linuxx86-11.0.140395.tar.gz
sudo ./setupwfc

After finishing the install remove the “install_tmp” directory.

From here on it’s a matter of configuring the Citrix Receiver to your specific environment.
In my case, I gad a backup of the old Ubuntu installation, and I fetched the “.ICAClient” directory from my home-folder and putting in the same place on the new installation and no configuration was even needed.

(Thanks, Schack)

  • JP

    Are you alone in your endeavor to use Ubuntu on your corporate network? I am trying to get Citrix to wake up and fully support Ubuntu, but they have reorganized me out 5x now. I gave up.

  • Well… we’re a few Ubuntu users but our network is a developer network apart from the corporate network.

    With the Citrix Receiver (11) and Ubuntu 9.04, getting things working couldn’t be much easier (once you know what to do naturally 🙂 ).

  • JP

    Are you alone in your endeavor to use Ubuntu on your corporate network? I am trying to get Citrix to wake up and fully support Ubuntu, but they have reorganized me out 5x now. I gave up.

  • Well… we're a few Ubuntu users but our network is a developer network apart from the corporate network.

    With the Citrix Receiver (11) and Ubuntu 9.04, getting things working couldn't be much easier (once you know what to do naturally 🙂 ).