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This document will show you how to update OpenVPN on your Debian 10 server to the version from the buster-backports repository. It contains OpenVPN 2.5 instead of OpenVPN 2.4, which is part of buster.

NOTE: there is NO real need to do this and we consider this experimental!

#Enable Backports

First enable backports, we summerize the instructions as per the site linked to:

Add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main


$ sudo apt update

#Install OpenVPN from Backports

Install OpenVPN from backports:

$ sudo apt install openvpn/buster-backports

We need to restart OpenVPN as the package update will not do that. The easiest way to do this is to "apply changes":

$ sudo vpn-maint-apply-changes

Now you should be running OpenVPN 2.5.