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OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks by Markus Feilner

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Installing OpenVPN on RPM-Based Systems

On both SuSE and Fedora, there is another possible way to install OpenVPN. The command-line interface rpm is available on all systems using the Redhat package management system. rpm is a very powerful command that can install, remove, update, test, and query software packages. Installing software with rpm is done in three steps:

  1. Downloading the software
  2. Testing installation and resolving dependencies
  3. Installing the RPM files with the appropriate rpm command

Whenever you run into problems with RPM, its manpage is the best reference for all of its abundant options.

The best place to look for the right version of OpenVPN under SuSE will be ftp://ftp.suse.com/. Fedora RPMs can be obtained from Dag Wieers' ...

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