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Fedora 29 compatibility

New Contributor

Fedora 29 compatibility

I know fedora 29 isn't out yet but since pulse formally does support fedora (according to the platform support guide) I just figured it was worth pointing out that fedora 29 no longer has compat-libicu57 that seems to be a requirement for pulse secure.  Carrying the package over from F28 is easy enough but a fresh install of F29 won't have it available in the default repos.

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Contributor

Re: Fedora 29 compatibility

Hi awang,

 

Thanks for pointing out. Just verified the requirement for libicu by pulse:

 

 

[root@localhost pulse]# ldd pulseUi | grep -i libicu
        libicui18n.so.57 => /lib64/libicui18n.so.57 (0x00007f5c21443000)
        libicuuc.so.57 => /lib64/libicuuc.so.57 (0x00007f5c2109e000)
        libicudata.so.57 => /lib64/libicudata.so.57 (0x00007f5c1f621000)[root@localhost pulse]# rpm -ql libicu-57.1-8.fc27.x86_64 | grep -i libicudata.so.57
/usr/lib64/libicudata.so.57
/usr/lib64/libicudata.so.57.1
[root@localhost pulse]# 

Request you to please help us with a Fedora related web resource which confirms that Fedora 29 will not be having libicu. This will help us move forward

New Contributor

Re: Fedora 29 compatibility

Sure.  Here's the koji page for the package showing it's no included in f29 and f30 and that it was deleted from f29:

https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=25881

 

And here's the direct commit against the git repo that retired it:

https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/compat-libicu57/commits/master

Contributor

Re: Fedora 29 compatibility

Thanks awang Smiley Happy

 

 

 

I will raise an issue mentioning the details provided by you

Occasional Visitor

Re: Fedora 29 compatibility

Hi.

 

I am currently running Fedora 29, and after installing the compat-libicu57-57.1-2.fc28.x86_64.rpm package PulseSecure doesn't seem to work...

 

After adding a new connection in the main UI and attempting to establish a connection, I get to a point where a window pops up with this message:

Loading Components...
Please wait. This may take several minutes.
	• Host Checker
If an error prevents a component from loading properly, you can click here to continue. Not all functionality may be available.

That window stays up indefinitely and no connection is established.

 

On Fedora 28 however, everything works as expected.

Other than the compat-libicu57 package, are there any other dependencies?

 

Thanks.

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New Member

Re: Fedora 29 compatibility

It is unfortunately yet not compatible with kernel 4.20...

You can try downgrading you kernel to last known working version (4.16 as far as I know).

It should then run smoothly.

New Member

Re: Fedora 29 compatibility

I am on Fedora 29 which was released in October 2018

 

My kernel is 4.20.6-200

 

Downgrading is not an option and requesting users of Pulse Secure to downgrade their OS to use the product is not a very customer focused response.

 

Is there an ETA for when this will be fixed?

 

Could we have a link to a ticket against this issue so people can track the status please.

 

Thanks

Moderator

Re: Fedora 29 compatibility

I would recommend you reach out to your account team to let the product managers know about this. alternately, you can open a case with the support team to have a trackable item
New Member

Re: Fedora 29 compatibility

I have the same issue - Pulse Secure trying to connect on Fedora 29 (kernel 4.20) without changing network parameters.