Installing Citrix Receiver (Raspberry Pi)

Back in May I wrote an entry about installing Citrix Receiver on Mac OS. With my recent (re)interest in the Raspberry Pi I thought about using Citrix Receiver on it. Citrix Receiver allows a device to remote connect to another device (e.g. a Windows server) and offer solutions such as a Windows desktop or remote applications (e.g. a remote version of Microsoft Word).

For my test I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 (purchased summer 2017), which has since been superseded by the Raspberry Pi 3+ (2018). The Raspberry Pi 3 has an ARM Cortex quad core processor running at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 4 USB ports, built in WIFI, outputs to HDMI and runs off a small voltage USB power adapter. The full specs are on Wikipedia and the product catalog is available on RaspberryPi.org.  I am using it with (as of June 2018) current operating system called Raspbian Stretch (with desktop) and is available from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ .

Citrix offer a Linux download for their Receiver at https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/linux/receiver-for-linux-latest.html , and with the Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian (based on Debian)  on an ARM processor I downloaded the ARM HF version of Receiver.

citrix_linux_download.png

The Receiver download is a .deb (Debian) file. Once downloaded I fired up terminal, navigated to the location of the Receiver .deb file on my Pi and did the following commands:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade
  • sudo dpkg -i icaclient_13.10.0.20_armhf.deb
  • sudo apt –fix-broken install
  • sudo dpkg -i icaclient_13.10.0.20_armhf.deb

sudo (SuperUserDO) allows for a users commands to be elevated with higher privileges. The apt-get commands update the package catalog list and then up grades the installed packages. The dpkg -i command installs the Receiver .deb package, which on my Pi had an error due to a missing dependency, which is why I ran the –fix broken install command and then reran the install. After all this…

dav
Citrix Receiver lives under Pi>Internet on the Pi menu

Citrix Receiver is installed and loads.

dav

On a side note, Citrix are offering a Raspberry Pi based Citrix Thin Client; see here for more details: https://citrixready.citrix.com/program/workspace-hub.html

EDIT (OCT 2018): Receiver is now Workspace app; see https://geektechstuff.com/2018/10/11/citrix-receiver-becomes-citrix-workspace-app-october-2018/

2 thoughts on “Installing Citrix Receiver (Raspberry Pi)

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.