How to Install PPTP GUI (To connect windows VPN) in Ubuntu

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PPTP Client is a Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD client for the proprietary Microsoft Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, PPTP. Allows connection to a PPTP based Virtual Private Network (VPN) as used by employers and some cable and ADSL internet service providers.

Install PPTP GUI in Ubuntu

You need to edit your source list file for this Open up a terminal and type the following command

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following line save the file and exit

deb ./

Update the sourcelist

sudo apt-get update

Install pptpconfig

sudo sudo apt-get install pptpconfig

Restart gnmone panel

killall gnome-panel

If you want to open the application go to Applications--->Internet or you can use the command line to open GUI

gksudo pptpconfig

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10 Responses

  1. tk says:

    This must be a joke! How do you run apt-get BEFORE having a network connection over your ADSL modem???

  2. inoex135 says:

    but you can use the dvd repo hehehe…. it’s ubuntu man !

  3. nobi says:

    same problem, how to download this and the on dependeced packages without internet. I wrote this on my old windows comp which makes the connection to my provider possible, with a lot of effort changing between them, replugging the ethernet- and monitorcable. But the same shit in all the manuals!

  4. no-duh says:

    I think you’re missing the quite large difference between a VPN connection and an INTERNET connection.
    You’re never going to be able to use your VPN back to if you don’t have an internet connection anyway…

    So firstly, setup your actual internet connection on the computer THEN you want to download the pptp files and install. VPN != Internet connection. PPTP != PPPoE

  5. Johan says:

    I have tried this in ubuntu 8.10, but it comes up with dependency problems, with gtk files and glade. How do I get these dependencies, in order for it to work? I have tried the pptp plugin for network manager, but it just isn’t getting me connected to my universities VPN. Thanks, Johan.

  6. Ezgi says:

    I had the same problem with Johan, I am stuck with this damn VPN thing. I cann’t connect with network manger^s pptp. How can I solve this?

  7. Andrew says:

    Same problem as Johan and Ezgi.

    pptpconfig wants php-gtk-pcntl.

    php-gtk-pcntl: Depends: libglade0 but it is not installable
    Depends: libglib1.2 (>= 1.2.0) but it is not installable
    Depends: libxml1 (>= 1:1.8.14-3) but it is not installable

  8. Alessandro says:

    me too.
    It looks like nobody wants to fix this in Ubuntu. Networkmanager too doesn’t work properly.

  9. Fantasma says:

    It seems that libglade0 is now deprecated and replaced with libglade2-0 but php-gtk-pcntl still depends on it. This is just a Debian issue.

    For more info, go to:

  10. gmcg says:

    Doesn’t work in x64 versions: depends on php-pcntl (>= 4.3.7) and php-gtk-pcntl (>= 1.0.0), both are only i386 …

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