Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

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Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby King Kong » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:42 pm

Hello
I have Centos 6.6
2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.i686

I would like to upgrade it tot he latest version 2.4.2. How can I do this? Through the Centos command line and if so what are the commands.
How do check what the current version I'm running?

Thanks in advance for the help

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Upgrading Existing Installation

Postby King Kong » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:37 am

Hello
I have Centos 6.6
2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.i686

I would like to upgrade it tot he latest version 2.4.2. How can I do this? Through the Centos command line and if so what are the commands.

Thanks in advance for the help

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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby TinCanTech » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:29 pm


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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby King Kong » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:40 pm

Hello
Thanks for the response, unfortunately the provided link doesn't give specifics as to the commands I would use to upgrade OpenVPN. Has anyone upgrade their version of OpenVPN and if so, would you be kind enough to provide me with the steps used. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby TiTex » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:28 am

you should first upgrade to the latest stable release , that is Centos 6.9
openvpn 2.4.1 is already provided in the epel repository

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yum install epel-release && yum install openvpn

if you must have the latest and greatest ...

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yum install epel-release gcc gcc-c++ yum-utils
yum-builddep openvpn
wget https://swupdate.openvpn.org/community/releases/openvpn-2.4.2.tar.gz
tar xvf openvpn-2.4.2.tar.gz
cd openvpn-2.4.2
./configure
make
make install

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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby King Kong » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:23 am

Hello
Thanks very much for the guidance and feedback.

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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby King Kong » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:24 am

Hello
FYI. My version of Centos is SHMZ release 6.6 (Final). I wasn't able to update it to the latest Centos release. Is this because it's a fixed version of FreePBX (SHMZ)?

Next I followed the steps to install openvpn 2.4.2. All went well, however when I login I see the "Access Server" version is 2.0.21. Are there other steps I should be taking?

Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided.

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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby King Kong » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:33 am

Hello
Can anyone add to my above comment of June 7, 2017? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby TiTex » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:48 pm

i don't understand , did you install openvpn access server or openvpn stand alone (free opensource) ?

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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby King Kong » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:47 pm

Hello
Thanks for getting back to me. I have OpenVPN Access Server 2.0.21on a Lap Top running Centos SHMZ 6.6 (Final). It looks like latest release is 2.1.6 (I thought it was 2.4.2 - sorry, my mistake). My question is, how do I go about installing / upgrading to the latest release (2.1.6) on my lap Top?

Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide.

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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby TiTex » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:04 pm

It seems like you have both installed , my guide above was for openvpn 2.4.2 which is the free version
openvpn access server is a paid version (*free for two users) with a nice web admin gui and professional support (i guess) , and i don't use this version so i can't help you.

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Re: Upgrading OpenVPN to 2.4.2 on Centos

Postby King Kong » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:22 am

Thanks for all you efforts. I appreciate them.


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