How do I get the ipVanish app installed please

Having rebuilt my Vero4k and succeeded in restoring all my internal connections I have forgotten entirely how to restore ipVanish. I have a subscription but please remine me how I get the app back in my Programs folder.

without really knowing ipvanish, i just browsed their website and found a guide for ububtu 20.04, it’s desktop based, and if you are not used to linux command line this will be probermatic. But in short there is a on their site, with their conenction details to all their servers, You have to add you username and oassword (your vanish user), and then readup on openvpn, since osmc has openvpn support. Anyh guide doing it in gui wioll be useless, you nedd shell access and feel comfortable with sudo. Su here is what needs to be done, but you have to translate it into shell, commands.

If you are linux beginer , try to find a trusted friend to help you.

Anyway here is the “useless” link:

any binary files/non-config files will not work.

Many thanks for the message. I am familiar with cli but use openSUSE rather than ubuntu. I have all the files thanks.

I am less familiar with OSMC and am getting no help at all. Worse is that I did have a working ipVanish setup but deleted all when I did a fresh install. Now I am stuck. Will keep working at it.

What is causing me problems is why is this so difficult? Why is there no app store icon for ipVanish or similar? When I go to the app store all I see are the services I have already installed. Where can I find more?

Because a typical OSMC user only ever uses one application: Kodi. The purpose of the OSMC project is to supply an open source operating system designed to run Kodi well. You can run other applications - you have a full implementation of Debian Linux on there - but that’s not what the box is designed to do. The “store”, as you say, just provides some optional OSMC services.

@Budgie, our technical support team can help you get back up and running. You can reach out to us at; we’re available 24x7x365.

I am trying to understand what you say and it is possible that running a vpn is not strictly a service but neither, for example, is YouTube and you have provided support for that.

That you have provided some optional services and not others such as a vpn is somewhat disingenuous and there should at least be a wiki to which folk could turn for help.

Thank you for giving me the link to ipVanish which is appreciated but I still believe you should cover soon.

A VPN isn’t needed or recommended for the normal of operation. In most instances unless it is configured correctly it won’t provide additional privacy or security.

Your VPN provider should be able to assist you.

Hi Sam,
I understand and will seek help regarding security as this is specialist subject and if I cannot manage even basic configuration…!

Returning to my humble request I have been referred to a link from ipVanish which has specific reference to OSMC and have been following that but I do have a problem. Having downloaded the Zomboided release and installed from the zip file using remote, when I then try install from repository I get the message “could not connect.”

Is there a problem with the Zomboided file or is it my ignorance once more?

Not really. :slight_smile: YouTube support is via a Kodi add-on. That add-on is available on any device that runs Kodi; it’s not provided by OSMC, and not developed by OSMC: there are unrelated developers who develop the add-on, and the Kodi development team regard it as worthy of inclusion in the standard Kodi add-on repository for all Kodi devices.

Sam is on the Kodi development team, but so are a large number of other people; he doesn’t really control Kodi development. The purpose of OSMC is to provide a platform for running Kodi; Kodi itself is largely developed by other people, and so are its add-ons.

(I’m not an OSMC representative, incidentally, I’m just an interested bystander who sometimes hangs around here!)

If you get really stuck, it might be worth searching these forums for instructions on how to enable Wireguard. That certainly does work under OSMC - in the distant past I managed to get a Wireguard connection to Surfshark up and running - and I think IPVanish supports Wireguard (but I might be wrong, so check).

Thanks for the further information which is interesting andgives a good background.
Sadly it does not solve my problem in fixing what used to work a week ago.

My problem now is with the Zomboided download which I cannot install from repository. I have confessed ab initio my ignorance on these matters and find it quite confusing to be switching between cli and using a remote with on-screen prompts. The objective as far as I understand is to have VPN Manager for OpenVPN installed and then use a wizard tool to connect to my ipVanish account.

It seems it should be possible for me to get VPN Manager for OpenVPN installed from the command line. I have the zip file in my OSMC home directory. What next I ask?

I think I have a clue. Github site shows newer version from last year. Will try that.

You should continue to seek support from your VPN provider who seems willing to help. This is third party issue that OSMC should not be expected to provide support for.

I expect nothing, only ask.

The ipVanish support site sent me instructions designed for OSMC and the only problem I had was that the Zoimboided zip file now has a newer version is v1.0.1.

I hope this helps others who may have found this.

Maybe not the best example. Although his Kodi YouTube add-on is independent, anxdpanic is part of the OSMC dev team.