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Old 12-15-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Installing Private Internet Access (PIA) on CentOS 7


Hi,

I'm trying to install this VPN provider Private Internet Access (PIA) on CentOS 7. I downloaded the tar file, extracted it and ran the .sh script. After doing that I'm receiving an error message about making sure I have configured a package manager.

This is a fresh install of CentOS 7 with and the updates.

Do I need a special package manager to run ths type of file? If so, where do I download & install it?
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:57 PM   #2
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CentOS uses yum, not apt-get.
 
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CentOS uses yum, not apt-get.
Which means that you downloaded a tar file for a different type of Linux than Centos.

It seems that PIA offers only one tar file for Linux. You have to contact them with your problem.
 
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So what VPN provider out there is compatible with CentOS?
 
Old 12-15-2018, 08:33 PM   #5
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It seems that PIA offers only one tar file for Linux. You have to contact them with your problem.
 
Old 12-15-2018, 09:00 PM   #6
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I get it. I'm not going to use PIA anymore. I want to try another vendor.

Again, what VPN Provider supports CentOS?
 
Old 12-16-2018, 03:37 PM   #7
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There is nothing stopping you from using this PIA. You could always do a search and replace swapping apt-get with yum. All that failed thus far is the installation of come files which yum should be able to handle.
 
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This is the response I got from PIA after I asked about support for CentOS 7.

"We will be releasing a new application in the very near future, which is, in my own testing, compatible with .rpm-based distros. Thus far it is only officially supported on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04, but I would heartily recommend that you give it a try on your system. It also features a more modern UI and improved connection times. You can download the beta here: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/download"

I did download beta version and ran it. The install seemed work fine but when I tried to launch the app nothing happened.

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