LogMeIn Hamachi on Fedora 15

The time has come to get my LogMeIn VPN working again. The learning curve was not near as steep as this time (I didn’t loose any hair!), but I did still have a few issues.

First, I downloaded the RPM from Logmein’s website: logmein-hamachi-

When I went to use the VPN, I got this message:

Hamachi does not seem to be running. 
Run '/etc/init.d/logmein-hamachi start' to start daemon. 

That seemed like an easy fix, but it wouldn’t start. I got this error message when I tried to start the service:

/etc/init.d/logmein-hamachi: line 28: /lib/lsb/init-functions: No such file or directory 

To fix it, I found a bug reference that suggested I should install a package like redhat-lsb-4.0-6.fc15. You should be able to do it with this command:

su -c "yum install redhat-lsb"

After installing that, the VPN service started fine:

su -c "/etc/init.d/logmein-hamachi start"
Starting LogMeIn Hamachi VPN tunneling engine logmein-hamac[  OK  ] 

One thing I did notice is that the service doesn’t automatically start like it did when I was using it on Ubuntu. I don’t know why, but this is actually what I want anyway. I can just start the service when I want to use it with:

su -c "/etc/init.d/logmein-hamachi start"

4 thoughts on “LogMeIn Hamachi on Fedora 15

  1. Alberto,

    Sorry, I am not sure. I found a post that looks helpful here:

    They say to uninstall, remove the config, and try again–
    “Uninstall .deb package (with –purge option), remove /var/lib/logmein-hamachi directory, install again 🙂 (the key was remove of /var/lib/logmein-hamachi directory)”

    You probably also want to check that your service is running. Can you run:
    sudo service logmein-hamachi stop
    sudo service logmein-hamachi start

    I hope that helps.

  2. You may also want to try this remote desktop connection http://www.ammyy.com or http://unvc.com

    The first Ammyy Admin v3 is a bit easier as it doesn’t require installation, registration and specific settings adjustments. It works behind gateways NAT without port mapping.

    Good alternative though.

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