Bitmask for Linux
We’ve deprecated Bitmask for all desktop clients. We’ve rewritten the clients and offer provider branded versions. You can try the new client by installing RiseupVPN.
RiseupVPN is officially distributed as a
snap package. Knowing that not everybody likes snap, we produce
deb packages as well and we do our best to keep them up to date. Currently we don’t have the capacities to offer packages for other Linux distributions and need community support for it!
You can get in contact with us, if you want to help with packaging!
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 http://deb.leap.se/client release buster" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/leap.list sudo apt update sudo apt install riseup-vpn
You can browse all releases for old or experimental downloads.
You should install the latest stable release. Downloads tagged with “RC” are “Release Candidates” and receive frequent experimental updates that may break the application.
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
The code for the Linux client can be found here.