Peppie: here are some notes on how to install, configure and run the Cisco vpn client 4.8 on openSUSE 10.3.
First make sure that you are running kernel 22.214.171.124-0.3. Earlier versions of the kernel gave us problems during compile. Check your kernel version with:
# uname -r
Download version 4.8 of the client. You can download it from here: http://helpdesk.ugent.be/vpn/download/vpnclient-linux-x86_64-4.8.00.0490-k9.tar.gz. Earlier and later versions gave us problems and were not working. Our advice is to stick to version 4.8 for now.
Extract the downloaded file.
Download a patch for this client.
# wget http://tuxx-home.at/projects/cisco-vpnclient/vpnclient-linux-2.6.22.diff
Apply the patch:
# cd vpnclient
# patch -i ../vpnclient-linux-2.6.22.diff
Install the client:
# sudo ./vpn_install
Start the vpn service:
# sudo /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start
Now you should be able to start the vpn service by:
# vpnclient connect yourPCFfile