Package Details: mullvad-vpn-beta 2019.7.stable-2

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Package Base: mullvad-vpn-beta
Description: VPN Client for (latest/beta release).
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: mullvad-vpn
Provides: mullvad-vpn
Replaces: mullvad-vpn-old
Submitter: telans
Maintainer: telans
Last Packager: telans
Votes: 0
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2019-08-09 21:46
Last Updated: 2019-08-13 08:57

Latest Comments

yochananmarqos commented on 2019-08-13 15:36

Yeah, I didn't have time to test it yesterday. It turns out pacman can't backup a file that's not in the package. Also the install file will remove /etc/mullvad-vpn/ before backup is called, so both can't be done.

Since the config file is preserved anyway, there's actually no point in using the backup function at all. Backup is only useful for packages that provide a default config file that would be removed upon uninstall.

I edited my post below and removed the unnecessary stuff. Sorry about the confusion.

telans commented on 2019-08-13 09:00

Cheers. I added backup(), however no matter how I format it, I can never actually get settings.json to be backed up upon removal. Not sure where I'm going wrong, might just be an issue on my end.

For now I've left that commented out in .install

yochananmarqos commented on 2019-08-12 17:12

No need to use mkdir when you can use install -D:

    # /usr/bin/ Contents
    install -Dm755 "${srcdir}/usr/bin/mullvad" "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/mullvad"
    ln -s "/opt/${_pkgname}/${_pkgname}" "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/${_pkgname}"

I suggest adding an install file:

post_install() {
    systemctl enable --now mullvad-daemon

pre_upgrade() {
    systemctl stop mullvad-daemon

    rm -f /var/cache/mullvad-vpn/relays.json

post_upgrade() {
    systemctl daemon-reload
    systemctl start mullvad-daemon

pre_remove() {
    systemctl stop mullvad-daemon
    systemctl disable mullvad-daemon

post_remove() {
    # remove logs & cache
    rm -rf /var/log/mullvad-vpn/
    rm -rf /var/cache/mullvad-vpn/

telans commented on 2019-08-12 04:19

Thank you for your help. I've modified a couple small things, and added the changes below.

yochananmarqos commented on 2019-08-10 13:51

Do not add mullvad-vpn to replaces, that's only for obsolete packages. Since mullvad-vpn-old is in replaces, there's no need for it to be in conflicts.

You don't need to provide the desktop and service file separately, they're included:

    # Systemd service
    sed -i 's|/opt/Mullvad\\x20VPN|/opt/mullvad-vpn|g' \
        "opt/Mullvad VPN/resources/mullvad-daemon.service"
    install -Dm644 "opt/Mullvad VPN/resources/mullvad-daemon.service" \

    # Desktop Entry
    sed -i 's|/opt/Mullvad VPN|/opt/mullvad-vpn|g' \
    install -Dm644 "usr/share/applications/${pkgname%-bin}.desktop" \

EDIT: Fixed sed