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[Bug 489819] Re: Serverguide OpenVPN page has incorrect install instructions
Solution for Bug #489819 reported by Tomas Cassidy. Use "sudo su"
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Serverguide OpenVPN page has incorrect install instructions
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Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
$ apt-cache policy openvpn
*** 2.1~rc19-1ubuntu2 0
500 http://mirror.optus.net karmic/main Packages
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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