Package Details: private-internet-access-vpn 3.3.3-12

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Package Base: private-internet-access-vpn
Description: Installs VPN profiles for Private Internet Access Service
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Keywords: connman networkmanager openvpn python vpn
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: flamusdiu
Maintainer: flamusdiu
Last Packager: flamusdiu
Votes: 85
Popularity: 0.189280
First Submitted: 2014-08-14 01:22
Last Updated: 2019-11-25 03:37

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flamusdiu commented on 2016-10-01 10:56

Dev version ->

You can submit issues on Github ->

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flamusdiu commented on 2017-04-06 20:25

@Solstice: Oops, I didn't realize that. ha! Thanks for pointing it out. I'll have to see about fixing it through docker since I am not home atm.

solstice commented on 2017-04-05 21:43

There is a typo. Systemd files should be in /usr/lib/systemd/system not in /usr/lib/system/systemd

the patch to the PKGBUILD
--- PKGBUILD 2016-10-16 02:39:08.000000000 +0200
+++ 2017-04-05 23:39:35.878484391 +0200
@@ -64,8 +64,8 @@
package() {
cd "${srcdir}"

- install -D -m 644 restart.conf "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/system/openvpn@.service.d/restart.conf"
- install -D -m 755 "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/system/systemd/system-sleep/"
+ install -D -m 644 restart.conf "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/systemd/openvpn@.service.d/restart.conf"
+ install -D -m 755 "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/systemd/system/system-sleep/"
install -D -m 644 pia.8.gz "${pkgdir}/usr/share/man/man8/pia.8.gz"

zachoooo commented on 2017-03-26 00:03

Awesome package! Thank you so much!

flamusdiu commented on 2017-03-06 01:57

@meticulo, the PKGBUILD file has the exact checksums of the files to build the package by. This is used to ensure proper building of the package when files are downloaded.

meticulo commented on 2017-03-05 03:51

@flamusdiu: I used the command you suggested, and the install was a success, but I was hasty and neglected to clone the package. The checksums in the now working PKGBUILD are included below. Forgive my lack of understanding -- would you be willing to explain what this problem was all about? I'm a little daft about these AUR packages. I use the command: cower -vdfu to check for updates and overwrite old stuff. Might that be the source of the problem? Thanks!


flamusdiu commented on 2017-03-05 02:31

@meticulo: whoops. you can clone the package and run updpkgsums.

Update: I just did this and got the same check sums. I wonder if something is wrong when you download it. If you do the command above, post the checksums for me if you get it to install afterwards.

meticulo commented on 2017-03-04 03:06

@flamusdiu: Thank you for actively developing this package! Very useful! I have been using and updating for awhile, but I have not been able to upgrade lately due to the following errors (below) following the command: makepkg -sci. Would you kindly explain how I can correct these invalid files and install the new build? Thanks again!

==> Validating source files with sha256sums... ... FAILED ... FAILED ... FAILED

flamusdiu commented on 2017-02-28 03:22

@finch: cool you got it working. If you for some reason do not want to run NetworkManager, you can run Connman or openvpn directly. choice is up two you.

finch commented on 2017-02-26 14:39

@flamusdiu - I don't know much about Docker, so I decided to troubleshoot the network connection instead. I'm using NetworkManager and wasn't able to find any conflicting networkd or dhcpcd services running. However, after I got NetworkManager installed the first time, I have been using WiFi.

I plugged into LAN, removed the private-internet-access directory and started again. This time I was able to successfully install your package. I did have one final hiccup. When running pia -a as root, I was informed I needed to run systemctl daemon-reload. After doing that, all VPN connections failed. I rebooted, and everything seems good now.

Thanks for your help!

flamusdiu commented on 2017-02-23 12:57

@finch: very odd. It seems to do something with the setuptools. If I kill my network connection, then try and install it, then I get a similar error. I created a docker container on my windows box to test out installing it in a clean Arch.

Docker here:

I create the container then: docker -it flamusdiu/archlinux-devel /bin/fish (or bash)

Then you can run the git commands or run "aura -Aakx private-internet-access-vpn"