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Citrix client install for Ubuntu

I’ve had to install Citrix on Linux several times, and there were too many things to remember. Here’s a concise list for Ubuntu:

Adapted from:


sudo apt-get install libxaw6 libmotif3

sudo ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/libXm.so.3 /usr/lib/libXm.so.3

sudo apt-get install alien

from a browser, download rpm version at:


(choose Save to disk)

cd to the download location:

cd Desktop

sudo alien ICAClient-9.0-1.i386.rpm

sudo dpkg -i icaclient_9.0-2_i386.deb

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ICAClient/npica.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npica.so

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ICAClient/npica.so /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/npica.so

Categories: networking, ubuntu
  1. bharper34
    July 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I am wondering if you can please help me…I followed all of the steps above but on the last step I got the following error…

    demo@demo-laptop:~/Desktop$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ICAClient/npica.so /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/npica.so
    ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/npica.so’: No such file or directory

    This is a WUBI install of Edubuntu. Thank you.

  2. biot023
    March 26, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Hi — I’ve followed the instructions above, and got the same error as bharper above, but I’m guessing that that isn’t really a problem?
    My main problem is that when I try to logon to the Citrix Server, I get the following error message in a dialog at the top of the screen:
    Client Configuration Manager: Could not find the file named (/usr/lib/ICAClient/config/module.ini).
    Please check your installation, or contact your administrator.

    The file indeed does not exist, but the directory that it should be in does.
    When I followed the instructions, I varied from them in that I already had libxaw7, so didn’t install libxaw6 as it didn’t appear in the list in synaptic. Also the /usr/lib/libXm.so.3 seemed to be in place, but the original file that you link to wasn’t (not even the directory), so I left it alone.
    Would you be able to advise me further as to where I may find information to fix this?
    Thanks, Doug.

  3. mwshook
    December 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm


    I had the same problem recently with Karmic.
    I’m not sure why the problem exists, but here’s how to fix it:

    Go to citrix’s website and download their tar.gz file

    Open up the archive, and find the module.ini file under /nls/en

    Then just
    sudo cp module.ini /usr/lib/ICAClient/config/module.ini

    I don’t know if Citrix left that file out of their RPM, or if alien loses it during the conversion.

    • January 8, 2013 at 3:40 am

      Hi, that download link doesn’t work anymore. Could you please send ma that file or redirect me to some valid site?

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