Debian 11 - Fortinet Forticlient install - dependency problems
Fortinet Forticlient can be downloaded from: RPM: https://links.fortinet.com/forticlient/rhel/vpnagent DEB: https://links.fortinet.com/forticlient/deb/vpnagent But the deb file cannot be installed in Debian 11 due to dependency problems, when you try you get errors about missing packages libappindicator1 and libgconf-2-4. libgconf-2-4 can be installed through apt install but libappindicator1 refuses to do so. Workaround: apt install libdbusmenu-gtk4 libgconf-2-4 wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libi/libindicator/libindicator7_0.5.0-4_amd64.deb dpkg -i libindicator7_0.5.0-4_amd64.deb Download libappindicator1 from https://packages.debian.org/buster/libappindicator1 dpkg -i libappindicator1_0.4.92-7_amd64.deb Download forticlient from: https://links.fortinet.com/forticlient/deb/vpnagent (RPM: https://links.fortinet.com/forticlient/rhel/vpnagent) dpkg -i forticlient_vpn_7.0.0.0018_amd64.deb Run it: forticlient
Repository version - outdated version
It is also possible to get an older version by adding the Ubuntu repository to Debian: wget -O - https://repo.fortinet.com/repo/6.4/ubuntu/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add - Add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.fortinet.com/repo/6.4/ubuntu/ /bionic multiverse apt update && apt install forticlient
Even newer version
There is an even newer full version than the public download links, 7.0.3, this may be available by your provider. For this you also need to install more dependencies: apt install libnss3-tools
This is a personal note. Last updated: 2022-03-16 08:50:14.