Install from AUR
AUR x86 and x86_64 (multilib)
SSL connections are supported by default in both of these packages.
Update make dependencies for package lib32-libxaw (x86_64 only)
When installing the lib32-xaw dependency, a conflict will be signalled for the packages gcc, gcc-libs, and binutils.
Replace these packages with their multilib versions, but do not forget to reinstall them after icaclient has been succesfully installed
Set Firefox to use Citrix
Then set Firefox to use one the following programs to open .ICA files, depending on your architecture.
If you have problems launching Citrix applications with Chromium, just go to
about:plugins and disable "Citrix Receiver for Linux".
/usr/share/applications/wfica.desktop (Exec path may vary based on package installed):
[Desktop Entry] Name=Citrix ICA client Comment="Launch Citrix applications from .ica files" Categories=Network; Exec=/usr/bin/wfica Terminal=false Type=Application NoDisplay=true MimeType=application/x-ica;
xdg-open will handle .ica extensions using
Note: if you are running Xfce and Chromium is opening the .ica files in the wrong application (e.g. a text editor), make sure you have
- Step 0. 64-bit Arch systems only - install 32-bit libs:
from arch repositories: lib32-libxmu, for nspluginwrapper: lib32-alsa-lib, lib32-gcc-libs, lib32-libxft, lib32-gtk2, lib32-libxdamage. From AUR: lib32-printproto, lib32-libxp, lib32-libxpm, lib32-libxaw, lib32-openmotif, nspluginwrapper
If you have a 64 bit version of Firefox, the Citrix plugin will not be detected. To use the 32 bit plugin, install nspluginwrapper-ubuntu from the AUR. Then do:
# nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib32/ICAClient/npica.so
You can read this thread for more information.
- Step 1. Download the Citrix XenApp linux binary. It can be found here: citrix.com > Downloads > Citrix Clients > Linux Clients > Choose the latest version of the x86 client in the .tar.gz format. It reads "x86 client - requires OpenMotif v.2.3.1"
- Step 2. Unpack the archive:
# tar zxvf en.linuxx86.tar.gz ./ ./PkgId ./install.txt ./eula.txt ./readme.txt ./setupwfc ./linuxx86/ ./linuxx86/hinst ./linuxx86/linuxx86.cor/ ./linuxx86/linuxx86.cor/nls/ ./linuxx86/linuxx86.cor/nls/en/ ./linuxx86/linuxx86.cor/nls/en/UTF-8/ ./linuxx86/linuxx86.cor/nls/en/UTF-8/Wfica ./linuxx86/linuxx86.cor/nls/en/UTF-8/Wfcmgr ... many more files ...
- Step 3. Run setupwfc:
# ./setupwfc(Follow all instructions prompted by setupwfc.)
- Step 4. (Applies only for Firefox integration:)
The setup program should have made appropriate links to the "Citrix Receiver for Linux" plugin. You can check this as such:
# find /usr -name npica.so /usr/local/lib/netscape/plugins/npica.so /usr/lib/ICAClient/npica.so /usr/lib/firefox-3.5/plugins/npica.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npica.so
Or you can check if your browser loads the plugin, in Firefox this can be done by typing "about:plugins" in the address bar. If you have a 64-bit version of Firefox, the plugin will not be loaded. You can check below what to do.
Create missing links as such:
# ln -s /usr/lib32/ICAClient/npica.so /opt/mozilla/lib/plugins/
- Step 5. Install openmotif:
# pacman -S community/openmotif
- Step 6. (Might not be necessary:)
# ln -s /usr/lib/libXm.so.4 /usr/lib/libXm.so.3
- Step 7. Restart your browser
At this point, everything should work, including wfcmgr. In the case of Opera, integration should be automatic. The ICAClient will automatically be launched whenever you try to access a citrix-based application from either Firefox or Opera.
Note: If for some reason firefox prompts you for which application to use when opening a citrix-based application, use
Because ICAClient uses SSL you may need a security certificate to connect to the server, check with the server administrator. If there is a certificate download and place it in
You may then receive the error
You have not chosen to trust the issuer of the server's security certificate. (SSL Error 61). This means you do not have the root Certificate Authority (CA) certificates.
These are already installed on most systems, they are part of the core package
/usr/lib/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/. As root, run the following command:
# cp /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/* /usr/lib/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/