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:: The biggest issue with the current wiki does not actually have to do with the AUR. A simple replacement of the AUR package name would suffice in that area, however the instructions for setting it up are a little bit different now than they were then. You're required to download the zip file from Mullvad still, move certain files to /etc/openvpn/client, edit one of those files as shown in the github that the AUR sources the new package from, set up a different service through systemd (as reflected by the name of the new AUR package for the script to keep the resolv-conf updated) and provide other files from the zip in the /etc/openvpn/client directory. We could easily keep the wiki page under the same structure, but write the instructions to reflect the new method of configuring Mullvad via OpenVPN on boot. I apologize if any of this seems to be clustered together information or I am taking the wrong approach, this is my first time attempting to contribute to a wiki, however I hope I am doing a decent job at this. [[User:Ultima|Ultima]] ([[User talk:Ultima|talk]]) 22:44, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
 
:: The biggest issue with the current wiki does not actually have to do with the AUR. A simple replacement of the AUR package name would suffice in that area, however the instructions for setting it up are a little bit different now than they were then. You're required to download the zip file from Mullvad still, move certain files to /etc/openvpn/client, edit one of those files as shown in the github that the AUR sources the new package from, set up a different service through systemd (as reflected by the name of the new AUR package for the script to keep the resolv-conf updated) and provide other files from the zip in the /etc/openvpn/client directory. We could easily keep the wiki page under the same structure, but write the instructions to reflect the new method of configuring Mullvad via OpenVPN on boot. I apologize if any of this seems to be clustered together information or I am taking the wrong approach, this is my first time attempting to contribute to a wiki, however I hope I am doing a decent job at this. [[User:Ultima|Ultima]] ([[User talk:Ultima|talk]]) 22:44, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
 
::: I have created an example of what kind of things need to be changed in my own user page, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Ultima#Configuring_OpenVPN [[User:Ultima|Ultima]] ([[User talk:Ultima|talk]]) 21:26, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
 
::: I have created an example of what kind of things need to be changed in my own user page, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Ultima#Configuring_OpenVPN [[User:Ultima|Ultima]] ([[User talk:Ultima|talk]]) 21:26, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
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:::: I don't have the time to verify your setup steps at the moment, but from what I can tell from your write-up after a brief glance it seems like you've done your homework quite well. I'd say you should go ahead and migrate the information to the actual Mullvad wiki article piece by piece following the usual Arch Wiki guidelines. Thanks for your interest towards the subject, your effort is appreciated! [[User:Nd43|Nd43]] ([[User talk:Nd43|talk]]) 22:23, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 22:23, 7 March 2018

Mullvad wiki page is outdated

I believe a rewrite for this page is necessary. There is very good information here, however with the AUR package being outdated and the Mullvad website being changed somewhat radically, the information is not up-to-date or easy to follow if you have not configured this kind of thing before.

I would like to restructure it with the steps I took, and clean up the information that is no longer relevant. If changes are better made gradually for this, please let me know. This is something I feel very strongly needs to be maintained in an easy-to-read and follow form, and I feel comfortable enough writing a simple but in-depth guide on how to accomplish a setup with the newest method of configuring this. I would not be requesting permission to make this major edit if the information were current and packages were not missing or broken. Ultima (talk) 10:30, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Indeed it seems that the situation with the related packages is quite a mess at the moment, but the logical first step would be getting them up to date and sorted out before editing the wiki article. It wouldn't make much sense to use the wiki for guiding to circumvent AUR package problems that really should be handled by the package maintainers, so I recommend directly contacting them about the issues. If the packages get fixed, is there still something needed to be changed or added in the wiki article? As a daily Mullvad user I'd really like to participate more on getting all this solved for the other users, but unfortunately I don't have enough time on my hands right now. Nd43 (talk) 11:47, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
The biggest issue with the current wiki does not actually have to do with the AUR. A simple replacement of the AUR package name would suffice in that area, however the instructions for setting it up are a little bit different now than they were then. You're required to download the zip file from Mullvad still, move certain files to /etc/openvpn/client, edit one of those files as shown in the github that the AUR sources the new package from, set up a different service through systemd (as reflected by the name of the new AUR package for the script to keep the resolv-conf updated) and provide other files from the zip in the /etc/openvpn/client directory. We could easily keep the wiki page under the same structure, but write the instructions to reflect the new method of configuring Mullvad via OpenVPN on boot. I apologize if any of this seems to be clustered together information or I am taking the wrong approach, this is my first time attempting to contribute to a wiki, however I hope I am doing a decent job at this. Ultima (talk) 22:44, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
I have created an example of what kind of things need to be changed in my own user page, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Ultima#Configuring_OpenVPN Ultima (talk) 21:26, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
I don't have the time to verify your setup steps at the moment, but from what I can tell from your write-up after a brief glance it seems like you've done your homework quite well. I'd say you should go ahead and migrate the information to the actual Mullvad wiki article piece by piece following the usual Arch Wiki guidelines. Thanks for your interest towards the subject, your effort is appreciated! Nd43 (talk) 22:23, 7 March 2018 (UTC)