RiseupVPN for Linux
To use Riseup’s VPN service, you will need to install the program called RiseupVPN. On Linux, it is available either as a
snap, or as a package in Debian Stable.
RiseupVPN is currently tested on Ubuntu LTS (18.04) and Debian Stable. If you have a different release, it may or may not work.
If you use Ubuntu, snap is already installed. Otherwise, run:
sudo apt install snapd gnome-software-plugin-snap
Then, search for RiseupVPN in the Software Center or click on this link:
If the link above does not work for you, you can also install via the command line:
sudo snap install --classic riseup-vpn
If you get an error stating that “python” is missing from /usr/bin/env, you need to install python. This is the case for instance in Lubuntu, at least since version 19.04.
Run the following commands in a terminal to install the Debian Stable package.
sudo apt install leap-archive-keyring echo "deb https://deb.leap.se/client release buster" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/leap.list sudo apt update sudo apt install riseup-vpn
RiseupVPN is built using a free software program called bitmask-vpn.
Step 1: Search to see if the bug has already been reported.
Step 3: Create a new bug report or feature request.
Please include the following information in your bug report:
- Steps to reproduce the bug
- What is the expected behaviour and what do you see
- A screenshot if it is something visual
- Your linux distribution and its version
- The log of the program
The log of RiseupVPN is located in your home folder:
When reporting a bug it is very useful to include the log file.
If anything stops working, run these commands and then try again:
sudo pkill -e -f riseup-vpn
If the launcher icon does not work, you can run RiseupVPN from the command line in order to identify the problem:
Any problem starting will be displayed on the terminal.
If you want to help us test a development, pre-release version of RiseupVPN, you can install it using this command:
sudo snap install --classic --beta riseup-vpn
Sometimes RiseupVPN will fail to start if it thinks another version is already running.
If you get this error, run these commands:
sudo pkill -e -f riseup-vpn test -f ~/.config/leap/systray.pid && rm -v ~/.config/leap/systray.pid
RiseupVPN’s clients are based on the open source software Bitmask. The code for the Linux client can be found here.