So i was trying to install PrivateInternetAccess on my computer and I found some instructions on their website, they had a download for a file but I couldn't figure out how to open the
So i went to google and found these instructions. It said to perform the following commands:
sudo apt-get install curl network-manager-openvpn-gnome wget https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/installer/pia-nm.sh sudo bash pia-nm.sh
After doing these it installed the VPN but not how I wanted or thought it would. I wanted the application installed and this just put all the VPN connections in my network settings under VPN.
Anyway I figured out how to install the application like I wanted, and now I'm trying to undo where I installed OpenVPN and the other commands. I want to remove the VPN connections from my network settings.
I did the following:
sudo apt-get remove curl network-manager-openvpn-gnome
This seemed to remove the software. But it is still installed apparently. I did this to check if it was removed:
dpkg --list openvpn Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================-===============-===============-============================================= pi openvpn 2.4.4-2ubuntu1. amd64 virtual private network daemon
(also, the pi next to open VPN was
ii earlier, now its showing as pi. Dont know if thats important)
but it shows up anyway. So i noticed when i first installed Ubuntu that it had a VPN section in my network settings from the beginning. Is OpenVPN just part of the system? I tried to remove it again with
sudo dpkg -r openvpn sudo dpkg --purge openvpn
Both of these failed saying there were dependency problems. I mean its not the end of the world if I cant remove it, but I'd like to know how to. Also can someone help me with understanding how to remove the VPN connections?
I dont know how to undo what I did and google isnt helping me very much with this. I know I could go through each connection inside my network settings and click the gear and then click remove, but i want to know how to undo it from terminal.