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Old 09-27-2007, 12:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Slackware network-manager-pptp package


Ok guys I have downloaded and installed the pptp Client package under slackware because I need it for VPN connection. I use a university server for my internet connection. So in the connection configure guide of the university I read that if i want to configure my connection under linux I have to download the pptp client package (as I have done successfully) and the network-manager-pptp package! But after a long search I didn't find that package! Also during my search I read that network-manager-pptp is available in Suse distribution. But I have slackware... Does anybody can help me out how to find this package? Or how to overcome this problem with some other solution, way?

Thanks in advance,
Cyhaxor

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Old 09-27-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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Here's a page wherte you can download the sources for the ubuntu package -probably a better bet than SuSE. i see that it has lots of gnome dependencies, so you'll need to have some sort of gnome installation or gnome-compat libraries.
http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/net/...k-manager-pptp
 
Old 09-27-2007, 02:10 PM   #3
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Ok I'll give it a try and I hope to solve out my prob! Thanks!

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Old 09-27-2007, 02:16 PM   #4
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You don't have to have NetworkManager to connect to a pptp vpn.
I have the pptp client package at http://slackware.com/~rworkman/pptp/
and I use it to connect to my university's pptp vpn.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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Yeah buy probably I need the network manager. I have already tried without the manager and I got this output in the bash: failed to open a tunnel...

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Old 09-28-2007, 10:04 PM   #6
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Ok here I am again.. Well I downloaded and installed the network-manager-pptp package. It also needed to download the pkgtool2 package because as you know .deb files are not supported by slackware. (pkgtool2 converts and installs .deb package in slackware.) Anyway, while I tried to run the network-manager-pptp from GUI it didn't come up. So I tried through bash and I got this error:

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# nm-ppp-starter
/usr/bin/nm-ppp-starter: cannot execute binary files.
So I suppose that slackware, though installed the package is unable to open it because it contains binary files... Any suggestions on this problem please?

Thanks in advance,
Cyhaxor
 
Old 09-28-2007, 11:50 PM   #7
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If you thing it's something strange going on with the package, try rworkman's package or slackbuild.

Remember, rworkman stands for quality. ( Just squint at it hard )

BTW, i wouldn't try other distros packages with slackware, either get a Slackware package, use a slackbuild, or do a manual install from source. Many other distros don't work well with vanilla.
 
  


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