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Old 01-14-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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Question have no clue how to get this vpn client to install

My co worker sent me the Linux version of the Cisco vpn client we use so I could install it on the Fedora Core2 machine I setup at home to play with. I know next to nothing about Linux.

I managed to get the tar.gz file extracted. Now I am looking at the files that extracted and I see one called vpn_install, but when I double click it, nothing happens. I tried install at the command line, but I either don't know the correct switches or this is not the right command to install this app.

By the way, the vpn_install file has no extention. But in the type column it says application/x-shellscript

Thanks for any help
Old 01-17-2005, 07:56 AM   #2
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I don't know about the cisco VPN client on linux, but try opening a terminal window and type:
sh vpn_install
It's possible that you have to change to the root user (just enter "su", hit Enter and enter your root password. then proceed with "sh vpn_install")

maybe that's all you need.
Old 01-31-2005, 08:02 PM   #3
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that got me closer

installing with sh seems to be what I need to do, but I am now getting this error: Failed to make module "cisco_ipsec.ko".

Below is what I see after typing sh vpn_install

[root@Lax vpnclient]# sh vpn_install
Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.6.00 (0045) Linux Installer
Copyright (C) 1998-2004 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.

Directory containing linux kernel source code [/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.9_FC2/build]

* Binaries will be installed in "/usr/local/bin".
* Modules will be installed in "/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.9_FC2/CiscoVPN".
* The VPN service will be started AUTOMATICALLY at boot time.
* Kernel source from "/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.9_FC2/build" will be used to build the module.

Is the above correct [y]

Making module
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.10-1.9_FC2/build SUBDIRS=/home/acemaxx/docs/vpn/vpnclient modules
/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.9_FC2/build/scripts/ line 1: gcc: command not found
/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.9_FC2/build/scripts/ line 1: gcc: command not found
make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.9_FC2/build'
CC [M] /home/acemaxx/docs/vpn/vpnclient/linuxcniapi.o
/bin/sh: line 1: gcc: command not found
make[2]: *** [/home/acemaxx/docs/vpn/vpnclient/linuxcniapi.o] Error 127
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/acemaxx/docs/vpn/vpnclient] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.9_FC2/build'
make: *** [default] Error 2
Failed to make module "cisco_ipsec.ko".
Old 01-31-2005, 10:28 PM   #4
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You need to install the Gnu C Compiler (gcc). Download the rpm from the Gnu website here and install it from command line :

rpm -ivh /path/to/download/gcc-XX.XX.rpm

You should then be able to run the ./configure script as expected.

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