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    Cisco VPN Client Installation Issue on Knoppix kernel 2.6.17


    Hello everybody,
    I would be very greatfull for any kind of right direction as I spend already 1 week investigating google and asking my linux friends.
    When I install Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.8.00 (0490) I receive this error message:

    This is what I received this time when I tried to install the new version of VPN:root@vampirebox:/home/vdrakula/VPN_LINUX/vpnclient# ./vpn_install
    Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.8.00 (0490) Linux Installer
    Copyright (C) 1998-2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    By installing this product you agree that you have read the
    license.txt file (The VPN Client license) and will comply with
    its terms.


    Directory where binaries will be installed [/usr/local/bin]

    Automatically start the VPN service at boot time [yes]

    In order to build the VPN kernel module, you must have the
    kernel headers for the version of the kernel you are running.


    Directory containing linux kernel source code [/lib/modules/2.6.17/build]

    * Binaries will be installed in "/usr/local/bin".
    * Modules will be installed in "/lib/modules/2.6.17/CiscoVPN".
    * The VPN service will be started AUTOMATICALLY at boot time.
    * Kernel source from "/lib/modules/2.6.17/build" will be used to build the module.

    Is the above correct [y]

    Making module
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.17/build SUBDIRS=/home/vdrakula/VPN_LINUX/vpnclient modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.17'
    Makefile:266: /usr/src/linux-2.6.17/scripts/Kbuild.include: No such file or directory
    Makefile:486: /usr/src/linux-2.6.17/arch/i386/Makefile: No such file or directory
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/linux-2.6.17/arch/i386/Makefile'. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.17'
    make: *** [default] Error 2
    Failed to make module "cisco_ipsec.ko".

    Would anybody be so kind and advise me in detail what should I do.
    Thanks a lot in advance. Rgds from Prague and the Czech Republic.
    Jaromir

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    You need to make sure the kernel source tree is installed for your current kernel version. If that Makefile is missing after that, you will need to actually run one of the 'make *config' commands in the source directory. (make menuconfig, make defconfig, make config, etc.)

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    Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    You need to make sure the kernel source tree is installed for your current kernel version. If that Makefile is missing after that, you will need to actually run one of the 'make *config' commands in the source directory. (make menuconfig, make defconfig, make config, etc.)

    Thx. friend I will try to manage it regards your advice.
    Best Rgds,
    Jaromir

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    Quote Originally Posted by conexant
    Thx. friend I will try to manage it regards your advice.
    Best Rgds,
    Jaromir
    I was successfull now with CISCO VPN CLIENT installation after recommended solution.
    Thx. one more time.
    Jaromir

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    Can you post exact steps you used to fix the problem? thx

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