Install VMware Horizon Client in Debian 8 Jessie

24 02 2017

Download the linux client from the VMware website:

The downloaded file is a bash script, execute it from a privileged user:

# bash VMware-Horizon-Client-4.3.0-4710754.x64.bundle

Install dependencies:

# apt-get install libudev-dev libffi-dev libglibmm-2.4-dev

Before finish the install, click into the “Scan” button. If is missing and you have only (usually in a modern Debian), create a symlink for bypass:

cd /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu && ln -s

Probably, if you execute now the client, it doesn’t start because the following:

$ vmware-view
/usr/lib/vmware/view/bin/vmware-view: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Solve that creating a simlink:

# cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu && ln -s

And run!:

$ vmware-view