21 votes

Mozilla VPN desktop client now available on Linux

Tags: linux, mozilla, vpn

8 comments

  1. cmccabe
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    A client package has been added to the Arch AUR already as well, even though Ubuntu is currently the only supported Linux distro. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/mozilla-vpn-client/

    A client package has been added to the Arch AUR already as well, even though Ubuntu is currently the only supported Linux distro.

    https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/mozilla-vpn-client/

    5 votes
  2. [4]
    kfwyre
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    Excited for this, but it's not currently working for me. Tried following the instructions on the site and I get this: Ign:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillacorp/mozillavpn/ubuntu groovy InRelease...

    Excited for this, but it's not currently working for me. Tried following the instructions on the site and I get this:

    Ign:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillacorp/mozillavpn/ubuntu groovy InRelease
    Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/system76/pop/ubuntu groovy InRelease
    Err:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillacorp/mozillavpn/ubuntu groovy Release
      404  Not Found [IP: X.X.X.X X]
    Reading package lists... Done                      
    E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillacorp/mozillavpn/ubuntu groovy Release' does not have a Release file.
    N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
    

    Given my lack of Linux knowhow, I have no idea if this error is on my end or theirs. If anyone has any pointers for me on this, let me know!

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      whbboyd
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      They appear to only have packages available for the 20.04 LTS Focal, not 20.10 Groovy. The Focal packages may work on Groovy (just by replacing "groovy" with "focal" in your sources.list or...

      They appear to only have packages available for the 20.04 LTS Focal, not 20.10 Groovy. The Focal packages may work on Groovy (just by replacing "groovy" with "focal" in your sources.list or whatever process you followed to add the repo), but that's the sort of thing that in the Debian world is strongly discouraged.

      5 votes
      1. kfwyre
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        Thanks for the clarification. I didn't know if I had done something wrong. I'm assuming they'll add ones for Groovy at some point, and I'm fine with waiting for those.

        Thanks for the clarification. I didn't know if I had done something wrong.

        I'm assuming they'll add ones for Groovy at some point, and I'm fine with waiting for those.

        1 vote
    2. heady
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      I don't have access to mozilla vpn atm as it's not available in Australia but I would check their documentation to see if you can connect directly using wireguard instead of their client.

      I don't have access to mozilla vpn atm as it's not available in Australia but I would check their documentation to see if you can connect directly using wireguard instead of their client.

      2 votes
  3. [3]
    hook
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    Can someone explain to me why I would need a separate piece of software for this (and many other VPN) instead of just relying on the VPN integration in NetworkManager?

    Can someone explain to me why I would need a separate piece of software for this (and many other VPN) instead of just relying on the VPN integration in NetworkManager?

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      Bauke
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      It makes it easier for a lot of people that don't want to or need to fiddle with things.

      It makes it easier for a lot of people that don't want to or need to fiddle with things.

      6 votes
      1. hook
        Link Parent
        That makes sense, thank you.

        That makes sense, thank you.

        1 vote