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Latest OpenVPN releases are also available in the OpenVPN project's apt repositories. This allow you to use more up-to-date version of OpenVPN than what's typically available in your distribution's repositories. Please note that all commands listed below have to be run as root, e.g. using sudo or su.

Stable releases built from official releases are only available for Debian and Ubuntu. This is so for two reasons:

  • Official Debian and Ubuntu repositories tend to have fairly old OpenVPN versions available
  • There are fairly up-to-date versions of OpenVPN releases available in places such as RepoForge (previously RPMForge) for RedHat? derivatives

All packages are available in i386 and amd64/x86_64 flavours. Even if a package is built on a particular OS, it does not mean it won't work on older and/or newer versions of the same distro, or even on a different operating system. If you encountered any issues with the package, please file a new bug report.


We have several supported OpenVPN (OSS) repositories. To use them, blindly follow these instructions:

At the moment (October 2013) the building and packaging system is being migrated from dedicated build VMs to sbuild (Debian and Ubuntu) and Mock (RedHat? derivatives). This should help provide a larger set of packages for various operating system flavours.

For a full list of available repositories (some discontinued, some not yet in use) look here:

Installing OpenVPN

On Debian/Ubuntu use

$ apt-get update && apt-get install openvpn

On RedHat/Fedora use

$ yum install openvpn