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jvilla
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problems installing forticlient in ubuntu 23.10

I am having troubles installing forticlient VPN in my ubuntu 23.10. I have followed https://www.fortinet.com/support/product-downloads/linux but whatever the choice of version of forticlient I use, I always get the error that libgconf-2-4 (> 0) is needed but not available.

Any hint on how to solve this problem?

Jordi

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AEK
SuperUser
SuperUser

Try to download and install this library from older Ubuntu release or from Debian repo.

AEK

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AEK
mtrento
New Contributor II

hi ,
you need to install old debian libraries.

i created a script to help the installation :
Regards

#!/bin/bash

# Downloading packages
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gconf/gconf2_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gconf/libgconf-2-4_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gconf/gconf2-common_3.2.6-8_all.deb
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gconf/gconf-service_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openldap/libldap-2.5-0_2.5.13%2bdfsg-5_amd64.deb

# Configuring the libgconf-2-4 package
sudo dpkg --configure -a

# Installing the libldap-2.5-0 package
sudo apt-get install libldap-2.5-0

# Installing the gconf packages
sudo dpkg -i gconf2_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libgconf-2-4_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i gconf2-common_3.2.6-8_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i gconf-service_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb

# Resolving any potential dependency issues
sudo apt-get -f install



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AEK
SuperUser
SuperUser

Try to download and install this library from older Ubuntu release or from Debian repo.

AEK
AEK
jvilla
New Contributor

I have followed the instructions in this link https://2h3ph3rd.medium.com/how-to-install-libgconf-2-4-on-ubuntu-23-10-fec6bda8d5f5 and I got it working. Thanks a lot.

mtrento
New Contributor II

hi ,
you need to install old debian libraries.

i created a script to help the installation :
Regards

#!/bin/bash

# Downloading packages
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gconf/gconf2_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gconf/libgconf-2-4_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gconf/gconf2-common_3.2.6-8_all.deb
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gconf/gconf-service_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
wget http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openldap/libldap-2.5-0_2.5.13%2bdfsg-5_amd64.deb

# Configuring the libgconf-2-4 package
sudo dpkg --configure -a

# Installing the libldap-2.5-0 package
sudo apt-get install libldap-2.5-0

# Installing the gconf packages
sudo dpkg -i gconf2_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libgconf-2-4_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i gconf2-common_3.2.6-8_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i gconf-service_3.2.6-8_amd64.deb

# Resolving any potential dependency issues
sudo apt-get -f install



jvilla
New Contributor

thanks a lot. It worked

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An enterprise graded product should not use old libraries, potentially introducing security issues.

Is there an solution planned based using the latest versions of those libraries?

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