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Installing Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Client on Fedora 8

by imerhebi last modified Jan 30, 2008 02:35 AM
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The Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Client is a remote access client that allows people to connect to applications available on central servers. The purpose of this how-to is to resolve the "missing dependency :" problem that you face when attempting to install it on Fedora 8.

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Applicable to Fedora Versions

  • Fedora Core 8


  1. ICAClient-10.6-1.i386
  2. openmotif-2.3.0-
  3. Correct certificates

Doing the Work

In order to install Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Client on Fedora 8, you must obtain, not install, the package named openmotif-2.3.0- That package can be found by searching rpm databases such as or simply by going to

Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Client can be downloaded at

*Do NOT install the openmotif package!

  1. Upon downloading both packages, switch to the /tmp folder:
  2. cd /tmp/
  3. Extract the contents of the openmotif rpm package in the /tmp folder:
  4. su -c 'rpm2cpio openmotif-2.3.0- | cpio -ivd'
  5. Copy the required extracted file to the library folder:
    su -c 'cp ./usr/lib/ /usr/lib'
  6. Next, you must create the required symbolic links by issuing the following two commands:
    su -c 'ln -s' 
    su -c 'ln -s'
  7. Install the Citrix MetaFrame Client by issuing the following command:
    su -c 'rpm -ivh ICAClient-10.6-1.i386.rpm --nodeps'


Certification Error after successful installation

Once Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Client has been successfully installed, you may run into a certification error and it can be remedied by obtaining the correct certifications and copying them to the proper folder.
  1. Obtain the certifications by going to
  2. Copy the correct .cer file to /usr/lib/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/
  3. cp ./Download/*.cer /usr/lib/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/


We test this stuff on our own machines, really we do. But you may run into problems, if you do, come to #fedora on

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