Can't install OpenVPN on ubuntu 16.10 (yakkety) - no release file

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Can't install OpenVPN on ubuntu 16.10 (yakkety) - no release file

Postby jbreef » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:02 am

Hi Samuli,

Re: https://forums.openvpn.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=23663

I attempted to install openvpn-2.4.0 on my Ubuntu 16.10 system and got these errors during the make. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Jim Breef

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../.. -I../../include -I../../include -I../../src/compat -I/usr/local/include -g -O2 -std=c99 -MT crypto.o -MD -MP -MF .deps/crypto.Tpo -c -o crypto.o crypto.c
In file included from crypto.h:131:0,
from crypto.c:36:
crypto.c: In function ‘init_key_ctx’:
crypto.c:843:32: error: invalid application of ‘sizeof’ to incomplete type ‘cipher_ctx_t {aka struct evp_cipher_ctx_st}’
ALLOC_OBJ(ctx->cipher, cipher_ctx_t);
^
buffer.h:1013:61: note: in definition of macro ‘ALLOC_OBJ’
check_malloc_return((dptr) = (type *) malloc(sizeof(type))); \
^~~~
crypto.c:867:30: error: invalid application of ‘sizeof’ to incomplete type ‘hmac_ctx_t {aka struct hmac_ctx_st}’
ALLOC_OBJ(ctx->hmac, hmac_ctx_t);
^
buffer.h:1013:61: note: in definition of macro ‘ALLOC_OBJ’
check_malloc_return((dptr) = (type *) malloc(sizeof(type))); \
^~~~
Makefile:654: recipe for target 'crypto.o' failed
make[3]: *** [crypto.o] Error 1

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Re: Can't install OpenVPN on ubuntu 16.10 (yakkety) - no release file

Postby TiTex » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:54 am

hi , first uncomment all the lines with deb or deb-src in /etc/apt/sources.list , it should look something like this https://pastebin.com/U5rKKiBd
then

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apt update
apt install build-essential
apt build-dep openvpn
wget https://swupdate.openvpn.org/community/releases/openvpn-2.4.0.tar.gz
tar xvf openvpn-2.4.0.tar.gz
cd openvpn-2.4.0
./configure --prefix=/opt/openvpn --enable-systemd --enable-iproute2
make
make install

this will install the openvpn binary in /opt/openvpn/sbin/
then , create an init script and adapt it to use the new installed openvpn binary like i did here https://pastebin.com/KYSZwjHh
put your configs in /opt/openvpn/etc/openvpn
do a reboot , then systemctl enable openvpn24 && systemctl start openvpn24 && systemctl status openvpn24

for convenience you can create symbolic links , keeping in mind that if you install openvpn that comes with the distribution will mess this up.

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ln -s /opt/openvpn/etc/openvpn /etc/openvpn && ln -s /opt/openvpn/sbin/openvpn /usr/local/sbin/openvpn


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