Package Details: forticlient-vpn

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Package Base: forticlient-vpn
Description: Build through the official package of FortiClient VPN
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Keywords: FortiClient Fortinet VPN
Licenses: custom:fortinet
Provides: FortiClient, fortivpn
Submitter: douglasimcabral
Maintainer: douglasimcabral
Last Packager: douglasimcabral
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.35
First Submitted: 2020-09-05 13:48 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-06-14 02:22 (UTC)

Latest Comments

jfernandz commented on 2022-08-08 17:49 (UTC) (edited on 2022-08-08 18:00 (UTC) by jfernandz)

@gaya4 @douglasimcabral

I've tried a force update (by updating the PKGBUILD sources and sha256sums) and I've got installed the version, but it doesn't start properly (it starts but the window keeps empty/blank) because apparently it depends on something more than this 7.0.0 version, I can see in the debian control file (inside the .deb), it depends on:

libc6 (>= 2.15)
libappindicator1 (>> 0) | libayatana-appindicator1 (>> 0)
libudev1 (>> 0)
libgconf-2-4 (>> 0)
libatk-bridge2.0-0 (>= 2.5.3)
libatk1.0-0 (>= 2.2.0)
libatspi2.0-0 (>= 2.9.90)
libcairo2 (>= 1.6.0)
libcups2 (>= 1.4.0)
libexpat1 (>= 2.0.1)
libgcc1 (>= 1:3.0)
libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.35.8)
libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.9.10)
libnspr4 (>= 2:4.9-2~)
libnss3 (>= 2:3.22)
libpango-1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0)
libpangocairo-1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0)
libx11-6 (>= 2:
libxcb1 (>= 1.6)
libxcomposite1 (>= 1:0.3-1)
libxcursor1 (>> 1.1.2)
libxdamage1 (>= 1:1.1)
libxfixes3 (>= 1:5.0)
libxi6 (>= 2:
libxrandr2 (>= 2:
libsecret-1-0 (>= 0.18.4)
gzip (>= 1.6)
libnss3-tools (>= 3.21)

Some idea to update this package? Not sure if updating it to the 7.0.6 version will solve my problem.

jfernandz commented on 2022-08-08 17:23 (UTC) (edited on 2022-08-08 17:24 (UTC) by jfernandz)

Is somebody else having some connection problem with this client? I cannot connect with it (I'm however able to connect with openfortivpn). I can see in the logs a message saying:

main:1457 exception: Backup routing table failed

Not sure if this is because the client or some misconfiguration in the FortiGate, but ... as I've said ... openfortivpn works as expected ... so not sure about the misconfiguration issue.

gaya4 commented on 2022-05-30 07:32 (UTC)


you can find them from the (without login) Version 7: latest by today is 7.0.4.

version 6 - despite on the site as directory, is filled with the same v7 debs, so seems v6 has been ditched.

Thank you.

douglasimcabral commented on 2022-04-04 23:44 (UTC)

@thbergler, I depend on the official Linux package release in .deb or .rpm format at the official URL

thbergler commented on 2022-04-01 06:38 (UTC)

When will the package be updated? I am in need for the version

luciodaou commented on 2022-01-23 23:52 (UTC)

I get the contents of the FortiClient window, but the window itself has no border nor title bar and eventually after a lot of gnome-shell crashes, I get the gray logout screen.

jakec-dev commented on 2022-01-07 01:33 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-07 01:44 (UTC) by jakec-dev)

Doesn't work - just getting a blank screen with the menu bar at the top.

libappindicator-gtk2 is installed. fctshed service isn't running, and trying to start it at /opt/forticlient/fctshed just results in error "Failed to create instance lock file"

edit: got it working. Make sure you run:

sudo systemctl enable forticlient-scheduler
sudo systemctl start forticlient-scheduler

douglasimcabral commented on 2021-06-14 02:08 (UTC)

The package was updated and I took the opportunity to include libappindicator-gtk2 as a dependency non-optional.

KubaF commented on 2021-05-11 07:15 (UTC) (edited on 2021-05-11 07:29 (UTC) by KubaF)

After last update I cannot login - the one-time password popup never shows up, just the OK and Cancel buttons show up when I get the SMS. I have libappindicator-gtk2 even x32 from multilib.

Now after downgrading to Oct 13 the popup appears, but differently. Before it was within the app, now it's a new window popup.

jellyfrog commented on 2021-05-07 07:32 (UTC)

If you receive a blank page, make sure you have libappindicator-gtk2 installed and that the "fctsched" service is running

aditya12398 commented on 2021-04-24 14:45 (UTC) (edited on 2021-04-24 14:45 (UTC) by aditya12398)

@douglasimc it can be fixed by installing libappindicator-gtk2. I think it should be one of the dependencies since it controls a lot of pop-up dialog boxes that have to appear.

douglasimcabral commented on 2021-04-07 19:03 (UTC)

I appreciate the feedbacks that contributed to the launch of this new version, including a more complete PKKBUILD.

I tried to fix the problem reported by the user @robinloyal, but I still haven't identified what causes it. I believe it is the absence of any dependency, if anyone finds out how to fix it, please report it.

lucatrazzi commented on 2021-01-26 09:38 (UTC)

in the end I used openfortivpn because it's easier to debug configuration issues.

Unluckily, this one does not give any information or logs.

lucatrazzi commented on 2021-01-26 08:44 (UTC)

I had the same white window, I fixed it by running it from the terminal first (FortiClient case sensitive) and then I could open it anywhere.

Btw, thanks for the package.

hurrtz commented on 2021-01-08 22:15 (UTC)

The package just shows a white window... Any idea what is missing?

ChillyMonkey commented on 2020-11-11 13:32 (UTC)

thanks for the package. keyring with secrets api required. i used keepassxc with secrets service integration.

ank_s commented on 2020-10-26 06:11 (UTC)

Thanks for the package! Without this I would been forced to switch the OS.

douglasimcabral commented on 2020-10-13 12:27 (UTC)

I thank mmarshall540 for the observation. I fixed the broken link.

robinloyal commented on 2020-10-13 07:34 (UTC) (edited on 2020-10-13 07:34 (UTC) by robinloyal)

On Manjaro KDE nothing happens when I click on the unlock settings icon

robertoleons commented on 2020-10-12 18:57 (UTC)

Confirmed working 100%, excellent job!