Citrix Workspace setup on Fedora Silverblue

Hi All,

I would like to change from Fedora Workstation to Silverblue because it’s more innovative but before it I have a problem to solve with Citrix Workspace which is needed for my daily work.

For setting up Citrix Workspace I tried to follow the following instructions:
https://ask.fedoraproject.org/t/how-to-install-citrix-workspace-on-fedora-33/12129

I downloaded Citrix Workspace as an RPM package from the official Citrix webside and installed it with the rpm-ostree command but the certificates should be also added and rehashed. The problem is that while on the traditional Fedora Workstation the needed folders take place under /opt/Citrix/ICAClient, in Silverblue it is just a link and it takes place under the /usr folder which is read-only thanks to the immutability of Silverblue so I can’t add and rehash the certificates there.

Did any of you face such an issue and know how to solve it?

Many thanks,
Abel

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I too face this problem and I’m eager to see if others have discovered a solution.

Generating an rpm file from the certificates helped but it’s not an easy solution.

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I use this script to install a local RPM into a toolbox container.

#!/bin/bash

NAME=citrix

# Create container

echo -e "\n## Create $NAME container\n"
toolbox rm --force $NAME || true
toolbox create $NAME
RUN="toolbox run --container $NAME"

# Install additional applications required by Citrix Workspace

echo -e "\n## Install $NAME tools and applications\n"

APPLICATIONS=(libsecret \
              gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free \
              gstreamer1-plugins-good \
              gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-free \
              gstreamer1-vaapi \
              gstreamer1-plugin-openh264 \
              openh264
              libcxx)
echo "### Installing applications:"
for app in ${APPLICATIONS[@]}; do
  echo -e "\n--- Installing $app ---\n";
  $RUN sudo dnf install -y $app;
  echo -e "\n--- $app installed ---\n";
done

# Install Citrix Workspace from RPM (in same directory as this script)

echo -e "\n## Install Citrix Workspace into $NAME\n"

$RUN sudo dnf install -y $PWD/ICAClient-rhel-21.12.0.18-0.x86_64.rpm

# Create the Desktop entry for opening *.ica files.

echo -e "\n## Create Citrix Workspace desktop entry\n"

echo -e "\
[Desktop Entry] \n\
GenericName=Citrix Workspace \n\
Name=Citrix Workspace \n\
Exec=toolbox run --container $NAME /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/wfica -geometry 1600x900 %f \n\
StartupNotify=true \n\
Icon=$PWD/citrix.png \n\
Type=Application \n\
Terminal=false \n\
Categories=Office;Internet" \
> ~/.local/share/applications/wfica.desktop

# Exit after installation

echo -e "\n## Completed installation of:\n"
for app in ${APPLICATIONS[@]}; do
  echo "--- $app";
done

My issue is that I can’t get the sound to work but not sure if this is related to installing in a container or “just because”.