Package Details: expressvpn 2.4.0_1-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/expressvpn.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: expressvpn
Description: Proprietary VPN client for Linux
Upstream URL: https://expressvpn.com
Licenses: custom
Submitter: 2bluesc
Maintainer: 2bluesc (WorMzy)
Last Packager: WorMzy
Votes: 33
Popularity: 1.70
First Submitted: 2016-03-26 03:18
Last Updated: 2020-01-06 18:54

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WorMzy commented on 2019-11-06 13:15

Looks like update notifications are working for the linux client now, but unfortunately the current version (2.3.2) thinks it's an older version (2.3.1 -- check expressvpn --version), so the update alert people get when they run expressvpn status may be a false positive.

Please check what version is reported at https://www.expressvpn.com/latest (or https://www.expressvpn.com/support/troubleshooting/china-status/#linux as this sometimes gets updates listed sooner) before flagging the package as out-of-date.

WorMzy commented on 2019-01-11 11:38

Please note that, from v2.0.0, ExpressVPN will be providing signed Arch packages on their website (alongside the deb and rpm packages). I'll be continuing to update this package, but for those that find using the AUR cumbersome or just don't want to wait, please be aware of this option.

EDIT: packages were delayed for testing, but seem to be live as of 2019-01-23.

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WorMzy commented on 2020-01-23 10:38

I've received clarification that the 2.4.0 update was pulled due to the problems with it in China. If you're not affected by that, then there's no need to downgrade. A new version will hopefully be released shortly to bring everyone up to a 2.4.x release.

WorMzy commented on 2020-01-22 08:53

version 2.4.0 is not available anywhere on their side except for the listed source. Did they pushed an update before canceling it

Possibly, I'll have a look and see what I can find. In the meantime Chinese users can use the older PKGBUILD to build 2.3.4 of this package if they want: https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=expressvpn&id=c332b2c486b4

justin-sh commented on 2020-01-22 01:32

@GloW All links to the recent version that I posted below are the most current and still work. The upstream package is not included in this package for reasons mentioned below in another comment posted by WorMzy, hence the Debian package is what is used. If you are, however, looking for the upstream tar:

Binary

https://download.expressvpn.xyz/clients/linux/expressvpn-2.4.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

PGP

https://download.expressvpn.xyz/clients/linux/expressvpn-2.4.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz.asc

GloW commented on 2020-01-22 01:15

The current package is not working within china while expressvpn provided package is working without issue. Also, version 2.4.0 is not available anywhere on their side except for the listed source. Did they pushed an update before canceling it because of compatibility issues without removing the download links ?

PracticalSound commented on 2020-01-07 12:37

Thanks for this package! I moved to the official package a couple of months ago, but yesterday when I installed the new version (2.4.0-1) it wasn't working. There was no download link for the old version, so I contacted support and asked for it. They didn't have the old version. They told me they don't support Arch linux. They suggested I change my OS to fedora or Ubuntu. When I pointed out they offer an Arch linux package they told me "Yes, we do offer the installer but it is not fully tested yet". And finally they sent me a link to version 2.1.0-1.

This package of course just works.

Please keep this in mind if you are choosing a VPN provider, I'm stuck with them for a year but I will look for an alternative next year.

WorMzy commented on 2020-01-06 14:39

Thanks for the heads up, I'll hopefully get it updated when I get back from work (~3 hours time).

Also did they fix the issues you mentioned earlier in the upstream package for 2.4.0?

Not in this release, but I'm not expecting any immediate progress on the outstanding issues -- it's been almost a year since I last had correspondence regarding them, and the only indication I have of when they'll be implemented is "Not fixed yet, will do later". I guess it's not a high priority for them.

justin-sh commented on 2020-01-06 12:57

Also did they fix the issues you mentioned earlier in the upstream package for 2.4.0?

justin-sh commented on 2020-01-06 12:53

@WorMzy - New Links - Will need to be updated.

https://download.expressvpn.xyz/clients/linux/expressvpn_2.4.0-1_amd64.deb

https://download.expressvpn.xyz/clients/linux/expressvpn_2.4.0-1_amd64.deb.asc

https://download.expressvpn.xyz/clients/linux/expressvpn_2.4.0-1_armhf.deb

https://download.expressvpn.xyz/clients/linux/expressvpn_2.4.0-1_armhf.deb.asc

https://download.expressvpn.xyz/clients/linux/expressvpn_2.4.0-1_i386.deb

https://download.expressvpn.xyz/clients/linux/expressvpn_2.4.0-1_i386.deb.asc

j1simon commented on 2019-12-31 21:12

€WorMzy ok, I didn't know that. You are right. Thanks for your work.

NZCyrus commented on 2019-12-31 20:11

@WorMzy - thanks for all your efforts, much appreciated.