Cisco VPN Install On Ubuntu 11.10 64bit

So I got hired by the client that I was contracting for. I start work on Monday. They gave me a laptop today and I wanted to use that as my development machine. The computer I use at work has Ubuntu and I decided to installed Ubuntu on this as well. I don't like Unity I was thinking about going with a pre-unity version of Ubuntu but I decided against that and I am dual booting with Windows 7. The 11.10 installation went off without incident. 

When I got home I wanted to install the vpn client. I installed sun java and the jre plugin using instructions found here. Then I went to the vpn url. I logged in and I was almost immediately taking to the following screen.
I had a 32 bit ubuntu virtual machine on another computer. So I went to the manual download and mailed to myself from that computer. According to Cisco   64 bit is not supported on Ubuntu.
When I tried to tried to run the 32 bit installer I got the following.
Installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client …
Removing previous installation…
Extracting installation files to /tmp/vpn.xtpx8H/vpninst469538298.tgz…
Unarchiving installation files to /tmp/vpn.xtpx8H…
Starting the VPN agent…
/opt/cisco/vpn/bin/vpnagentd: error while loading shared libraries: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
After a bit of searching I found the solution here. I needed to get the 32 bit dependencies.
  1. wget
  2. sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb
  3. getlibs
  4. sudo ./
This time the installation ran without error. As always I hope this saves the next person some time.
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6 Responses to Cisco VPN Install On Ubuntu 11.10 64bit

  1. Nick says:

    I'm at a university which uses the AnyConnect system. I was puzzled for a while and even msg'd the Linux/Unix Users Group for help, but they didn't know what was wrong either. This worked for me! Saved me a ton of time. Thanks :-)

  2. Bubbi says:

    Great article but it didn’t have everything-I didn’t find the kictehn sink!

  3. Phani says:

    Thank you so much. This was very helpful!!

  4. jim says:

    thanks for this, but the freehostia url above is 404ing — can anybody repost this or email an attachment to me directly?

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