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wrong repository link in tutorial

Post by Hemoaloe » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:14 am

Hi all,

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: 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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Re: wrong repository link in tutorial

Post by parityboy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:15 pm


Try this:

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sudo -s
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. :)


Re: wrong repository link in tutorial

Post by Guest » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:59 pm

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.

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Re: wrong repository link in tutorial

Post by df » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:37 pm

I just posted an update in that other thread. Basically, those commands will only work if your distro branch/version is listed at https://build.openvpn.net/debian/openvpn/stable/dists/