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Got this update last night. It looks like in 2.3.1, existing route scripts break when they just say, e.g.:
route add -net 172.16.0.0 netmask 255.240.0.0 gw $5
/etc/openvpn/hq-routes.up tun0 1500 1545 172.16.1.2 172.16.1.1 init
WARNING: Failed running command (--up/--down): could not execute external program
Exiting due to fatal error
The workaround being to fully path 'route' as '/sbin/route'. Fully pathing isn't a bad idea, but most of the documentation out there looks like the plain 'route' line.
I looked at the openvpn changelog and don't see this being listed as purposeful, except for:
env_block(): if PATH is not set, add standard PATH setting to env
but that seems to be for win32.c, though maybe a global change made it necessary to fix on win32 and nobody noticed on unix yet.