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When I do

sudo apt-get install openvpn

... it does not install the file rather it downloads a file and stores some where . Now how can I find where the file has reside.

  • Did you try sudo whereis openvpn? – oldfred Jan 19 '15 at 23:46
  • @deepesh: Plese provide us more details on your problem like what is happening while you are running openvpn from command line and what are you trying to achieve? – heemayl Jan 19 '15 at 23:47
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    @oldfred: sudo is not needed while running whereis. – heemayl Jan 19 '15 at 23:49
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Once you have installed the openvpnInstall openvpn package, you need to configure it accordingly. (for other readers, the files inside an installed package can be listed with dpkg -L openvpn.)

I can recommend you to use Network Manager which has an OpenVPN plugin. There you can put the certificates, host, etc. of your VPN provider. If you have none and want to setup the server and client, have a look at How do I setup OpenVPN so I can securely use the internet from an unsecured hotspot? (for example).

  • @karel I have no idea what is the problem, there are generic debugging steps she/he could take though. In the future you can also mail me at peter@lekensteyn.nl (flag this as obsolete so it can be removed) – Lekensteyn Feb 5 '15 at 15:50

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