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NOTE: we recommend to upgrade to Debian 11 instead of using the OpenVPN backport!

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.