Ubuntu 20.04

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full772
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Ubuntu 20.04

Post by full772 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:23 am

Hi All,

We have a large investment in OpenVPN community edition. I'm noticing that there's limited packages for Ubuntu 20.04.

The official Ubuntu package is 2.4.7 rather than 2.4.9 and the official community package from OpenVPN is just a 2.5 beta release rather than the 2.4.9 stable release. There doesn't seem to be a stable branch for Ubuntu 20.04.

I wonder if anyone can provide any insights. I'd like to see a 20.04 stable branch. Do I have to wait until 2.5 is out of beta?

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TinCanTech
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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Post by TinCanTech » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:33 am

You get what you pay for .. right now things are dicey ..

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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Post by full772 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:47 am

What do you mean by "dicey"?

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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Post by TinCanTech » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:47 am

full772 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:23 am
The official Ubuntu package is 2.4.7 rather than 2.4.9
Ubuntu rarely, if ever, ships an up to date OpenVPN.
full772 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:23 am
the official community package from OpenVPN is just a 2.5 beta release
No, that is a beta release for testing.
full772 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:23 am
I wonder if anyone can provide any insights
Try this:
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... twareRepos
full772 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:47 am
What do you mean by "dicey"?
Unpredictable.

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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Post by full772 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:53 pm

I'm quite familiar with https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... twareRepos The only official repository for Ubuntu Focal is 2.5beta

Most of our fleet is Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04. With 20.04.1 released and hopefully the LTS upgrade from 18 to 20 coming "real soon now". We're planning to upgrade the entire fleet to 20.04.

I'm trying to decide if we should use the official Ubuntu package or the OpenVPN Stable package. I can always use the Debian 10 Repository which seems to work well.

I was really just wondering if the OpenVPN community had anything insightful to share.

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Re: Ubuntu 20.04

Post by TinCanTech » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:25 pm

full772 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:53 pm
The only official repository for Ubuntu Focal is 2.5beta
This is no doubt an over-sight .. I have passed this information on to the repo maintainer.

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