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Old 07-12-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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Trying to install VPN client from cisco


I am using SuSE 9.1 Pro. I downloaded the cisco vpn client version 4.0.4.B-k9 and am trying to install it. Here is what I am getting...Maybe I am overlooking something simple since I am new to this....

mtrull:/windows/D/LinuxStuff/Apps/vpnclient-linux-4.0.4.B-k9 # bash ./vpn_install
Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.0.4 (B) Linux Installer
Copyright (C) 1998-2001 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

By installing this product you agree that you have read the
license.txt file (The VPN Client license) and will comply with
its terms.


Directory where binaries will be installed [/usr/local/bin]

Automatically start the VPN service at boot time [yes]

In order to build the VPN kernel module, you must have the
kernel headers for the version of the kernel you are running.

For RedHat 6.x users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux by default
For RedHat 7.x users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux-2.4 by default
For Suse 7.3 users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux-2.4.10.SuSE by default

Directory containing linux kernel source code [/lib/modules/2.6.5-7.95-default/build]

* Binaries will be installed in "/usr/local/bin".
* Modules will be installed in "/lib/modules/2.6.5-7.95-default/CiscoVPN".
* The VPN service will be started AUTOMATICALLY at boot time.
* Kernel source from "/lib/modules/2.6.5-7.95-default/build" will be used to build the module.

Is the above correct [y] y

Making module
./driver_build.sh: line 45: make: command not found
Failed to make module "cisco_ipsec.ko".
 
Old 07-12-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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Do you have your kernel source files installed?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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Yes, I went through YaST and installed the kernel source, then ran YOU to update the files before I tried installing the VPN client. the first time I tried installing the client I noticed you needed the kernel source so I installed it before continuing, got the same error so I started all over with installing the VPN client. This time it automatically filled in the path you see above to the kernel source.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:42 PM   #4
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Aaah poo at work our Linux mailing list has details of Cisco problems and fixes/workarounds under 2.6. But, of course, I am now at home. If you can wait around 12-14 hours, I'll be back at work and can post the info I was sent.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 08:05 PM   #5
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yeah I can wait. I just got home and have an xbox to work on for a friend. Could the install process have messed up anything else on my system even though it didn't complete? Samba doesn't seem to work with my cisco wireless card like it did earlier in the day, but hooked up to ethernet Samba works fine....maybe just a coincidence
 
Old 07-13-2004, 02:48 AM   #6
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Apologies for getting your hopes up. It seems that the fix I was thinking of is being worked on internally and not yet available.

However, the following links may be of help:
http://rucs.rutgers.edu/vpn/vpn_file...o_clients.php3
http://rucs.rutgers.edu/vpn/vpn_files/linux-vpn.php3
http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/vpn/download-install.html (you need to scroll down)
http://www.mcmaster.ca/cis/network/v...ient_linux.htm
http://firstpacket.com/comments.php?id=189_0_1_0_C4
http://www.google.com/search?q=cisco...utf-8&oe=utf-8 (my search)
 
Old 07-13-2004, 10:13 AM   #7
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Thanks, I'll take a look at the links when I get a chance.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 11:37 PM   #8
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Did this ever get solved? I'm trying to install right now. I did some googling and found that I needed the 4.0.4-B version, which I found here: http://www.med.nyu.edu/it/wireless/

According to - http://www.designisdead.com/ferrari/ - it should compile flawlessly, but it didn't. I get the following:


Code:
lilly:/home/lillian/downloads/vpnclient # ./vpn_install
Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.0.4 (B) Linux Installer
Copyright (C) 1998-2001 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

By installing this product you agree that you have read the
license.txt file (The VPN Client license) and will comply with
its terms.


Directory where binaries will be installed [/usr/local/bin] /usr/bin

Automatically start the VPN service at boot time [yes] yes

In order to build the VPN kernel module, you must have the
kernel headers for the version of the kernel you are running.

For RedHat 6.x users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux by default
For RedHat 7.x users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux-2.4 by default
For Suse 7.3 users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux-2.4.10.SuSE by default

Directory containing linux kernel source code [/lib/modules/2.6.5-7.95-default/build] /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.95

* Binaries will be installed in "/usr/bin".
* Modules will be installed in "/lib/modules/2.6.5-7.95-default/CiscoVPN".
* The VPN service will be started AUTOMATICALLY at boot time.
* Kernel source from "/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.95" will be used to build the module.

Is the above correct [y] y

Making module
make -C /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.95 SUBDIRS=/home/lillian/downloads/vpnclient modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.95'
Makefile:438: .config: No such file or directory

WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.95/Module.symvers is  missing, modules will have CONFIG_MODVERSIONS disabled.

  CC [M]  /home/lillian/downloads/vpnclient/linuxcniapi.o
/bin/sh: line 1: scripts/basic/fixdep: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [/home/lillian/downloads/vpnclient/linuxcniapi.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/lillian/downloads/vpnclient] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.95'
make: *** [default] Error 2
Failed to make module "cisco_ipsec.ko".
Any ideas?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 08:15 AM   #9
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I haven't tried installing it again yet. I reinstalled SuSE to fix a corrupt file system (I'm new and didn't know a good way to fix it). I read in another thread a solution for getting vmware installed that might just help.

ensure that you have the kernel-syms package installed then do the following:

in /usr/src/linux

`make cloneconfig`
`make prepare-all`

I found this in two threads related to vmware I was posting in:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ke+cloneconfig
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ke+cloneconfig

note: one says to make cloneconfig and then make prepare, the other says make prepare-all....not sure what the difference is?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 04:58 PM   #10
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Thanks!

I asked my VPN admin about it. I also tried vpnc and it may just work. I just figured out how to decode the group password.

Oh, and I found this (German) thread on another forum. My German's a bit rusty, but it seems there are others with a similar issue.

http://www.linux-club.de/viewtopic.php?t=6125

I think the answer there was that the kernel on Suse 9.1 and the VPN client are out of sync. It seems the participants in that thread moved on to the vpnc client.

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