Building the IVPN CLI Client for Linux on a Raspberry Pi

    This was tested using Raspberry Pi OS May 2023 (bullseye) and the Official IVPN CLI Client version 3.10.15 for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
    1. Install packages for compiling, building, and connecting:

      $ sudo apt install ruby ruby-dev ruby-full rpm curl git openvpn libiw-dev
    2. Install FPM:

      $ sudo gem install --no-document fpm
      Fetching ...
      Successfully installed fpm-1.15.1
    3. Determine the ARM architecture for your Raspberry Pi device:

      $ uname -m

      32-bit systems will be identfied with armv6l or armv7l and 64-bit systems with aarch64.

      Install the most recent version of Go via for your device’s architecture:

      $ wget
      $ sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.20.5.linux-arm64.tar.gz
      $ rm -i go1.20.5.linux-arm64.tar.gz
      Note: The IVPN Client requires Go version 1.18 or higher and the Raspberry Pi OS repositories include an older version of the golang package:

      $ apt-cache policy golang golang: Installed: (none) Candidate: 2:1.15~1
    4. Add Go to the $PATH and define the $GOPATH variable by adding two lines to the bottom of ~/.profile, then source the file:

      $ echo -e "\n\nPATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin\nGOPATH=$HOME/go" >> ~/.profile
      $ source ~/.profile

      Verify the changes and add the $GOPATH folder:

      $ which go
      $ mkdir -v $GOPATH
      mkdir: created directory '/home/pi/go'
    5. Follow the build instructions for the Linux base package (daemon + CLI) from the IVPN App’s GitHub page:

      $ git clone
      $ cd desktop-app/cli/References/Linux/
      $ CL=""
      $ VER=$(curl -s $CL | grep "## Version" | head -n 1 | awk '{ print $3 }')
      $ echo $VER
      $ ./ -v $VER
      DEB package...
      Created package {:path=>"ivpn_3.10.23_arm64.deb"}
      Copying compiled packages to '/home/pi/desktop-app/cli/References/Linux/_out_bin'...
    6. Install the new package:

      $ sudo apt install ./_out_bin/ivpn_3.10.23_arm64.deb
    7. Check our Command Line Client FAQ for the next steps.

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