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Beginning OpenVPN 2.0.9 by Norbert Graf, 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 that are using the Red Hat package management system. rpm is a very powerful command that can install, remove, update, test, and query software packages. Installing software with rpm is carried out using the following 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 man page is the best reference for all of its abundant options.

The best place to look for the right version of OpenVPN under SuSE is ftp://ftp.suse.com/. Fedora RPMs can be ...

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