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[Solved] I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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[Solved] I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by handy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:50 am

Sorry guys, but I can't handle that. I think I'm going to have to move elsewhere.

I'd rather put up with the unknowns of systemd, than have my VPN removed on me without my permission.
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Re: I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 am

You DO know that you can boot into systemd on MX right?
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Re: I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by MAYBL8 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:59 am

This sounds unusual to happen.
Maybe you could do some testing to see if you can find out what happened to help others in case it happens to someone else before you leave.

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Re: I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by handy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am

What software do I have to remove to make my PIA-VPN work again?
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Re: I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by MAYBL8 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:03 am

I see this post that has some info about installing it.
viewtopic.php?f=108&t=51460

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Re: I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by richb » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:05 am

Just boot into systemd. Or run from a terminal.

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./install_piavpn.sh
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Re: I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by handy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:47 am

Thanks for your distro & community guys. Both have been very enjoyable & comfortable. :)

If I have to go to systemd to get reliability in the crucial software that I use, then I'll go back Arch. The MX system that I use is nothing like your standard install, so I may as well go back to the build it yourself distro of choice if I have to use systemd. (yuk!)

I left Arch in 2011, due to its having become infected by systemd. Which is quite ironic really, when I find myself coming back to it after all of these years, looking for stability. At the time & for long after, I never would have thought that would be the reason I'd ever go to systemd.

I've been in love with pacman ever since I met her. ;)

Looks like a busy day tomorrow.
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CPU: i7-4810MQ (Haswell) Speed: 2800/3800 MHz
RAM: 16 GiB 1600 MHz DDR3
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Re: I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by fehlix » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:55 am

They changed something within their own pia-installer. So we needed to adjust our wrapper to handle sysvinit installs.
Quick fix:
Run from command line:

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sudo apt purge piavpn-downloader-installer 

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sudo apt install piavpn-downloader-installer
and run manually the installer

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sudo /usr/share/pia-downloader-installer/install_piavpn.sh
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Re: I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:00 am

I will say this one more time:


And sorry.. in all caps.. but you're not reading.



YOU CAN BOOT MX IN SYSTEMD!!!
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Re: I just updated my system & it completely removed my PIA-VPN install

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Post by handy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:01 am

@fehlix, I got the following error:

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 [handy@madmx ~]$ sudo purge piavpn-downloader-installer
sudo: purge: command not found
Clevo N'book (2014): P150SM-A
CPU: i7-4810MQ (Haswell) Speed: 2800/3800 MHz
RAM: 16 GiB 1600 MHz DDR3
GPU-1: i915
GPU-2: NVIDIA GK104M [GeForce GTX 880M] vRAM: 8GB 2500 Mhz DDR5
Storage: TOSHIBA 931.51 GiB. HGST 931.51 GiB. Crucial 223.57 GiB (M.2 SSD)

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