Hi I have problem installing anyconnect-linux64-4.5.03040

  vpnagentd.service - LSB: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Linux
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/vpnagentd; generated; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: timeout) since Thu 2018-01-18 12:18:01 CET; 1min 41s ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
  Process: 3705 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/vpnagentd start (code=killed, signal=TERM)
    Tasks: 2 (limit: 4915)
   Memory: 1.6M
      CPU: 11ms
   CGroup: /system.slice/vpnagentd.service
           ├─1549 plymouth --ping
           └─3708 plymouth --ping

led 18 12:13:01 marta systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Linux...
led 18 12:18:01 marta systemd[1]: vpnagentd.service: Start operation timed out. Terminating.
led 18 12:18:01 marta systemd[1]: Failed to start LSB: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Linux.
led 18 12:18:01 marta systemd[1]: vpnagentd.service: Unit entered failed state.
led 18 12:18:01 marta systemd[1]: vpnagentd.service: Failed with result 'timeout'.

Any ideas?

EDIT: so far I tried:

  • Install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5
  • Install network-manager-openconnect network-manager-openconnect-gnome
  • Install different versions (4.2.01022) but I have problem with this error: vpnagentd.service changed on disk. Run 'systemctl daemon-reload' to reload units. After running systemctl daemon-reload error occurs again. Reboot or reinstall vpn client did not helped.
  • and ofc. many reinstalls of vpn client and reboots

To be honest I have no idea, what can I do with timeouting vpnagentd.service.

EDIT2: I already gived up to set up vpn. But thanks to comment I walked through my tries and I installed anyconnect-4.3.05017 (after first run client was updated to 4.4.03034). Surprise! This version works! Many thanks guys.

  • Could you please add a little more detail? What exactly did you do, what did you expect to happen and what happened instead? Did you encounter any warning or error messages? Please reproduce them in their entirety in your question. You can select, copy and paste terminal content and most dialogue messages in Ubuntu. Please edit your post to add information instead of posting a comment. (see How do I ask a good question?) – David Foerster Feb 14 '18 at 22:24

I suggest using the network manager integration for this:

sudo apt install network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openconnect network-manager-openvpn-gnome network-manager-openconnect-gnome

and then configuring the openconnect library to connect to your VPN rather than the Cisco client.

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