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February 29th, 2016, 06:28 AM
I installed Lubuntu 15.10 on a thumb drive, and all seems to be working well.

But when I start to install the OpenVPN files needed to connect to a VPN, I get error messages.

I'm using the "sudo apt-get install" command in Terminal.

Here are the responses I get:

(1) For network-manager: "network-manager is already the newest version."

(2) For network-manager-gnome: "network-manager-gnome is already the newest version."

(3) For network-manager-openvpn:

"Reading package lists... Done
"Building dependency tree
"Reading state information... Done
"Package network-manager-openvpn is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source
"E: Package 'network-manager-openvpn' has no installation candidate"

(4) network-manager-openvpn-gnome: [Same error message as No. 3 above.]

I have installed OpenVPN in Lubuntu several times and never encountered this problem.

Suggestions, please.

February 29th, 2016, 08:43 PM
I don't know why you're doing it that way. This is the official documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenVPN
The problem of doing things without understanding them is things often change and in the Linux world they change fast...

February 29th, 2016, 11:11 PM
Here are a couple of links that should work..


March 1st, 2016, 03:59 AM
Thanks for the references. They did the trick.

March 1st, 2016, 04:15 AM
Good Job..:D