I've got it working a treat!

Firstly download the VMware Horizon Client bundle.

Install following packages

sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev
sudo apt-get install v4l-utils
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio

Now create symlinks to the latest versions

sudo ln -sf /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.1.6.4 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.0
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libffi.so.6 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libffi.so.5

Now it's install time

cd ~/Downloads/
sudo chmod +x VMware-Horizon-Client-4.5.0-5650368.x64.bundle 
sudo ./VMware-Horizon-Client-4.5.0-5650368.x64.bundle

I selected the following options: Client Drive Redirection, USB Redirection

Once complete click scan to make sure libs are all there, That's all, I think, hope this helps someone else.

  • This is a well-written answer posted as a question. The proper method is to first post the question with the problem, ie "How do I install Xxxx properly?" in the title. Then in the body of the question give a little background on how you tried to install it along with error messages received. Then the non-question you wrote above should be posted as an answer. I hope this makes sense to you. Welcome to Ask Ubuntu :) – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jul 3 '17 at 21:27

This is how i installed 64 bit version 4.7 ... hope this is useful to someone who happens to stumble on it in their searches (I did not have to install any dependencies or create symbolic links prior to installing successfully):

1) Download client from from https://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients

2) Uninstall any previous version (if any).


  • a) Open a Terminal window.
  • b) Change directories to the directory that contains the installer file (xxx.bundle).

4) Run the installer with the following command:

sudo sh ./VMware-Horizon-Client-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle

*or in my case:

sudo sh ./VMware-Horizon-Client-4.7.0-7395152.x64.bundle

(To note: the "sh" is there to "force" the bundle to be executable.. depending on the permissions YOU have set forth this will also work:

sudo ./VMware-Horizon-Client-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle

5) Follow the Gui install wizard..

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