This is a method to install OpenVPN client on Ubuntu 9.04. First, download OpenVPN client from http://openvpn.net/release/openvpn-2.0.9.tar.gz. Unpack it, but do not install it yet. Then, download lzo-2.03 compression library from http://www.oberhumer.com/opensource/lzo/download/lzo-2.03.tar.gz.
Before installing it, do:
apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
Then unpack lzo-2.03, cd to that folder and do:
./configure sudo make sudo make check sudo make test sudo make install
Once you are done with lzo install, cd to openvpn folder and do the following.
./configure sudo make sudo make install
Now, put your config file under /etc/client.ovpn and your keys under your Documents folder. Make sure that you update client.ovpn so it reflects the new path. You can start the client using:
/usr/local/sbin/openvpn --config /etc/client.ovpn
Next, you can create a shortcut or “Launcher”. Make a small script /usr/local/bin/openvpn.sh and put the following lines.
#!/bin/bash sudo /usr/local/sbin/openvpn --config /etc/client.ovpn
Change the permissions with chmod +x or chmod 744 if you want to have exclusive execute rights and then do:
Right-click anywhere on the desktop, choose “Create Launcher”, choose “Application in Terminal” and browse for the .sh script that you just made.