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How to install PIA vpn? <SOLVED / ABANDONED>
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dcung

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug 2018, 17:30    Post subject:  How to install PIA vpn? <SOLVED / ABANDONED>
Subject description: can't run as root. FATDOG64_721
 

Hi,

I am trying to install PIA vpn on puppy (Fatdog64_721).
The installer refused to run when current user is root.
I tried run-as-spot, got errors (see attached).
Tried on other puppies, but same result.

My search lead me to be believe that I can use PIA vpn.
Some were using OpenVpn.

Looking for some pointers to get this resolved.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=102737&start=214
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=93384
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=109448

Thank you.
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dcung

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug 2018, 17:46    Post subject:  

I install OpenVpn.

Is there a GUI interface so that I can use PIA account?
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug 2018, 18:03    Post subject:  

Try simple VPN from OscarTalks. It is in the forum.
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dcung

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug 2018, 19:54    Post subject:  

Thanks foxpup Smile
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Indy


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 01:35    Post subject:  

This link might also give some pointers, it's how I got PIA vpn to work: How to get Private Internet Access running in Tahr? http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107366.

It was a while ago and I can't remember exactly how I muddled through but it still seems to be working on both my Tahrpup605 and my Xenialpup64 using the same instructions from superchook. I'll try to help you where I can.
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dcung

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 02:47    Post subject:  

Thanks Indy.

My conclusion is that PIA installer can not be used - not on Puppy anyway.
I worked it out reading PIA knowledge base.
But I think I will still use my Windows box for this... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 07:49    Post subject:  

I cdung, when you see messages involving "sudo" on Puppy and Fatdog you will need to adapt whatever you're running that prints such messages. Linux in general provides the sudo command to allow a regular user to execute commands as root. Puppy and Fatdog don't need sudo because root is the default user, so they don't include sudo, hence all the error messages.
You could try editing the installer script and deleting all sudo WORDS (not the entire line).
Running the installer as user spot is contrary to the sense of the installer invoking sudo to run as root. Essentially, the installer wants to install as root, it expects to be able to use sudo to impersonate root, but sudo isn't installed (and can't be on most Puppies).

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 17:26    Post subject:  

Thanks step.

I like PIA GUI interface, and editing the script is going to take a lot of my tinkering time. Though interesting, this has to be at the end of the queue.. Smile

Edit: And it's a single 116MB of executable binary...,so this translate to... never... Smile
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