I've got a Mac running VMWare fusion with Ubuntu 10.10 in that.

I'm currently using the Fortinet client from OSX, but that client is buggy, every time my Mac sleeps I need to reboot to get the SSL/VPN connection working again.

Because I only need the SSL/VPN connection from Ubuntu I tried installing the Fortinet SSL/VPN client in Ubuntu. But I was unsuccesfull.

I took the following steps:

  • downloaded the .tar.gz
  • $ tar -xvzf forticlientsslvpn_linux_4.0.2012.tar.gz
  • $ cd forticlientsslvpn
  • $ ./forticlientsslvpn

Then I get the notice:

$ bash: ./forticlientsslvpn: No such file or directory

(Mind you, the file is there)

And now I'm stuck, what direction can I troubleshoot into?

Notes: I've tried a couple of different versions:

Related question: Fortinet SSL VPN Client and Ubuntu 12.04


The problem is the same as in the related question, you are running a 64-bit Ubuntu and the fortinet binary is 32-bit. In 11.10 multiarch was introduced which makes it very easy to install 32-bit and 64-bit libraries at the same time, but Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't have multiarch and that's why installing libgtk2.0-0:i386 doesn't work. With older Ubuntu versions some 32-bit libraries are packaged in the ia32-libs package, doing apt-get install ia32-libs will probably solve your problem.

10.10 doesn't have security support anymore by the way, so it might be a good idea to upgrade to 12.04 LTS anyway.

In short:

$ apt-get install ia32-libs
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    I am indeed running 64-bit Ubuntu (10.10). And your suggestion worked. Thanks! – Niels Bom May 25 '12 at 12:50
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    Making sure you have libgtk2.0-0:i386 (change the version if necessary) and xterm should suffice, ia32-libs adds many more packages not required for the vpn client. – Shadok Aug 8 '12 at 10:03
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 libstdc++6:i386

this will do :)


./forticlientsslvpn: No such file or directory is missing xterm to display the EULA.

$ sudo apt-get install xterm

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