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GlobalProtect ARM fails to run

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I'm attempting to run my FriendlyElectric Raspberry Pi as a VPN router so I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS


I started off having to install the armhf architecture and core libs

dpkg --add-architecture armhf
apt-get update
apt-get install libc6:armhf libstdc++6:armhf

Then I ran



root@Rodriguez:~/downloads# sudo apt-get install ./GlobalProtect_deb_arm-
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'globalprotect' instead of './GlobalProtect_deb_arm-'
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 /root/downloads/GlobalProtect_deb_arm- globalprotect all 5.1.1-17 [1297 kB]
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog
debconf: (Dialog frontend requires a screen at least 13 lines tall and 31 columns wide.)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline
E: read, still have 59 to read but none left
E: Error reading archive member header
E: Prior errors apply to /root/downloads/GlobalProtect_deb_arm-
debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: 
Selecting previously unselected package globalprotect.
(Reading database ... 45995 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../GlobalProtect_deb_arm- ...
Start installing gp...
Unpacking globalprotect (5.1.1-17) ...
Setting up globalprotect (5.1.1-17) ...
Enable gp service...
Starting gp service...
Starting gpa...
P21139-T-141930480 Jul 13 17:38:18:450040 Error( 218): could not create directory /root
P21139-T-141930480 Jul 13 17:38:18:450359 Error( 107): Failed to create directory /root
root@Rodriguez:~/downloads# globalprotect
P21158-T-136740848 Jul 13 17:39:08:256613 Error( 218): could not create directory /root
P21158-T-136740848 Jul 13 17:39:08:256985 Error( 148): Failed to create directory /root
Cannot connect to local gpd service.



Doesn't look like things installed quite OK, what's it trying to create /root for? That directory already exists



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