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Re: Errors installing Cisco VPN



On Thu, 2008-12-04 at 18:39 -0700, Kevin Kempter wrote:
> Hi All;
> 
> I got the latest vpnclient download from cisco -I'm running 64bit Fedora 10
> 
> I un-tarred the vpnclient-linux-x86_64-4.8.00.0490-k9.tar.gz (as root) in the 
> /opt dir
> 
> then in the new vpnclient dir I ran this:
> 
> ./vpn_install
> 
> and after following the prompts I get this error:
> 
> Making module
> make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64/build SUBDIRS=/opt/vpnclient 
> modules
> make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64'
> scripts/Makefile.build:46: *** CFLAGS was changed in "/opt/vpnclient/Makefile". 
> Fix it to use EXTRA_CFLAGS.  Stop.
> make[1]: *** [_module_/opt/vpnclient] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64'
> make: *** [default] Error 2
> Failed to make module "cisco_ipsec.ko".

<snip...>

> 
> Thoughts ?

The Cisco vpn client is *very old* software. It hasn't worked out of the
box in several years because they continue to make depricated system
calls and just generally don't keep up with kernel updates.

I'm sure someone will come up with another work-around in the code to
make the newest kernel work fairly soon.

Otherwise, I would advise that unless you have a specific need for the
Cisco client, use the Cisco VPN client plugin that comes with
NetworkManager (NetworkManager-vpnc). It will import settings from a
cisco .pcf configuration file and works impressively well. The only time
I haven't been able to use it with a Cisco VPN gateway was almost 3
years ago with an old employer who was using a vpn tunneling setting
that was considered old back then.

Cheers,

Chris

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