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#1 dbough

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 10:23 PM

From my Ubuntu post. Thanks in advance for your help!!

I'm having issues getting the Cisco VPN Client for Linux to install. I've been able to get it up and running w/o issues on a recent VMWare build (using Hardy Heron as well.) Now I keep getting errors. I've followed the steps posted in many topics with patching of the vpnclient, but was not successful (see post here for example: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=769273)

Here are my errors:

dbough@dbough-laptop:/etc/tmp/vpnclient$ sudo ./vpn_install
Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.8.01 (0640) 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/2.6.24-19-generic/build]

* Binaries will be installed in "/usr/local/bin".
* Modules will be installed in "/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/CiscoVPN".
* The VPN service will be started AUTOMATICALLY at boot time.
* Kernel source from "/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/build" will be used to build the module.

Is the above correct [y]

Making module
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/build SUBDIRS=/etc/tmp/vpnclient modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
scripts/Makefile.build:46: *** CFLAGS was changed in "/etc/tmp/vpnclient/Makefile". Fix it to use EXTRA_CFLAGS.  Stop.
make[1]: *** [_module_/etc/tmp/vpnclient] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
make: *** [default] Error 2
Failed to make module "cisco_ipsec.ko".
dbough@dbough-laptop:/etc/tmp/vpnclient$

Are my headers not compatible with this client?


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:18 PM

Hope these links help.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/li...30/#post1851144
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=607...amp;postcount=2

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:13 PM

Hi raw - thank you for the post.

I've gone up and down with this, and can't figure it out. I had one of the linux admins in the office take a look. We've verified the headers are ok and he took a look at the makefile which was ok. I did miss the GCC download, but he caught that. After downloading the libraries, I was still getting the same error. I'll check the version to verify.

It's baffling - it should be fairly straight forward. I may open a Cisco TAC case just to see if I get anywhere there.

Thanks again!!
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:29 PM

Sorry I can't be more help. I don't use the Cisco VPN,
but I have found some more guides. Hope it helps.
http://www.longren.org/2007/05/17/how-to-c...04-feisty-fawn/
http://www.blog.arun-prabha.com/2008/05/01...04-hardy-heron/

Alternative:

Ubuntu Linux has a built-in, open source VPN client that is compatible with Cisco VPN system

It doesn't mention Hardy, but it might help. Scroll past Windows and Mac section for Ubuntu.
http://www.cs.umn.edu/help/offsite/vpn.php

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:23 PM

raw -

I've been through the guides posted - thats what is so frustrating. I've also tried VPNC (which never seems to see our ASA), but i have yet to create my own config file. I will try that next.

I'm also going to create a VMWare guest CentOS machine to test there. At this point it isn't IMPERATIVE I can get the vpn client to connect, but I'd like to be able to build some linux machines to use for work from home, but w/o the VPN client It _may_ not happen. I do, however, have an 871 at home that I could tunnel into work through, I've just been too lazy to set it up.

I really really appreciate all of the help though. This issue has me in a pickle! (hah! I said pickle.) Good thing I like to learn - or this would really throw me off the deep end :thumbsup:

Thanks again!!
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:17 PM

Completely off topic and no help to the VPN problem, but you said "pickle"!
For pickle files you will need the pickle or cpickle module for Python. :thumbsup:

The pickle module implements the functions to dump the class instance's data to a file and load the pickled data to make it usable.


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