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[Bug 489819] Re: Serverguide OpenVPN page has incorrect install instructions


I am working with Ubuntu 16.04.  Seems Bug #489819 reported by Tomas
Cassidy on 2009-11-29 is still an issue?

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  Serverguide OpenVPN page has incorrect install instructions

Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs

  $ lsb_release -a
  No LSB modules are available.
  Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
  Description:	Ubuntu 9.10
  Release:	9.10
  Codename:	karmic

  $ apt-cache policy openvpn
    Installed: 2.1~rc19-1ubuntu2
    Candidate: 2.1~rc19-1ubuntu2
    Version table:
   *** 2.1~rc19-1ubuntu2 0
          500 http://mirror.optus.net karmic/main Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  I tried to install and configure OpenVPN using the instructions provided at https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/serverguide/C/openvpn.html but they appear to be incorrect.

  "sudo cp -r /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa/2.0/ /etc/openvpn/" and "Next, edit /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/vars adjusting the following to your environment: ".
  The vars file appears to be copied to /etc/openvpn/2.0/vars using the provided instructions, but the user is told to edit it at /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/vars.

  "cd /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/easy-rsa" gives "-bash: cd: /etc/openvpn
  /easy-rsa/easy-rsa: No such file or directory"

  "./clean-all" gives "mkdir: cannot create directory `/etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/keys': Permission denied"
  This command (and possibly others) appears to require sudo/root privs, but is not marked as such.  Only the final command in the list with that command uses sudo.

  There are possibly other errors on this page as I haven't checked any
  further apart from the listed examples above.  I don't know enough
  about openvpn to say what the correct commands should be, but they are
  definitely incorrect in some places.

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