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I am following the linux tutorial for using the terminal to connect.
I keep getting "cannot open release file" error
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root@tester:~# apt-get update && apt-get install openvpn
Ign:2 http://build.openvpn.net/debian/openvpn/stable/dists tara InRelease
Err:6 http://build.openvpn.net/debian/openvpn/stable/dists tara Release
404 Not Found [IP: 126.96.36.199 80]
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository 'http://build.openvpn.net/debian/openvpn/stable/dists tara Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
I am using the latest LinuxMint.
Can someone assist me in figuring out which repository will work for me?
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wget -O - https://swupdate.openvpn.net/repos/repo-public.gpg|apt-key add -
echo "deb http://build.openvpn.net/debian/openvpn/stable bionic main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openvpn-aptrepo.list
apt-get update && apt-get install openvpn
Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and the latest Ubuntu is Bionic Beaver. Packages like OpenVPN are packaged for the base system rather than the extras added on by respins such as Mint or Kubuntu.
This is related to this other thread "Linux Mint 19 repository OpenVPN does not have a Release file"
This issue causes Linux Mint to generate an error when doing "apt get-update" or system updates. The other thread describes a work around that allows Linux Mint to continue updating for now until the repository link is fixed.