Still problem installing cisco VPN

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Still problem installing cisco VPN

Postby mrej » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:23 am

I've tried to follow every single advice in those threads, but I can not find a solution.

I try to install what I believe is the latest version of Cisco's VPN, vpnclient-linux-x86_64-
As far as I know, I have all kernel files and headers for my current kernel, 2.6.24-23-generic

This is my command window:
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mrej@mrej-laptop:~/VPN$ sudo vpnclient/vpn_install
Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.8.02 (0030) Linux Installer
Copyright (C) 1998-2006 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/2.6.24-23-generic/build]

* Binaries will be installed in "/usr/local/bin".
* Modules will be installed in "/lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/CiscoVPN".
* The VPN service will be started AUTOMATICALLY at boot time.
* Kernel source from "/lib/modules/2.6.24-23-generic/build" will be used to build the module.

Is the above correct [y]

Making module
sh: Can't open ./
Failed to make module "cisco_ipsec.ko".

As far as I can understand, something is still wrong with the header files. I tried to reinstall them all, but no change.

Do you have any ideas how to fix this?

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Re: Still problem installing cisco VPN

Postby » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:44 pm

There's nothing wrong with the header fiels, you just may not execute the vpn_install script when the directory it resides in is not your CWD (current working directory). The installer itself is pretty poorly written, so to get rid of that, simply do:

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cd ~/VPN/vpnclient
sudo ./vpn_install

and it should work.
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