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I followed the instructions to set up OpenVPN, from here, now I am getting this error

$ sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn restart
Stopping virtual private network daemon(s)...
No VPN is  running.  * Starting virtual private network daemon(s)...
Autostarting VPN 'server'
/etc/openvpn/ 7: /sbin/brctl: not found
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The message is saying that /sbin/brctl was not found. This file is found in the package bridge-utils. sudo apt-get install bridge-utils will solve your problem.

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