I am trying to install vpnc using:

sudo apt-get install vpnc network-manager-vpnc network-manager-vpnc-gui

I get an error:

unable to locate package network-manager-vpnc-gui

I'm not sure what to do. Do I need to add something to my /etc/apt/sources.list? Any help is great!


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The correct package candidates for the application vpnc are network-manager-vpnc & vpnc. And from the question it also seemed like you need a gui so, the package for that will be network-manager-vpnc-gnome.

To install your desired application, type in the command:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install vpnc network-manager-vpnc network-manager-vpnc-gnome
  • @KyleDrummond - You are welcome!
    – Raphael
    Sep 5, 2016 at 2:40
  • Not to chat here, but why didn't my command work from earlier? Is it no longer a supported package? Setting up a vpn for my school(cs major so I'll need it when sshing in) and that's what they had listed on a wiki site...
    – Kdrumz
    Sep 5, 2016 at 2:45
  • Your command didn't work simply because you didn't enter the correct package name. E.g.: the correct package name for google chrome is google-chrome-stable and not just google-chrome. And as for the wiki, it might be old.
    – Raphael
    Sep 5, 2016 at 2:52

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