Installing OpenVPN on BBB

I’m new to Linux and have been wanting to install OpenVPN on my BBB.

I download the latest version of OpenVPN using


I then run the command
dpkg -i openvpn-as-2.0.11-Debian7.i386.deb

I get the following error message

“package architecture (i386) does not match system (armhf)”

PRETTY_NAME=“Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)”
NAME=“Debian GNU/Linux”
VERSION=“7 (wheezy)”

How can I correct this?

Thanks in advance for your help.

You need to use the armhf version as your installing on an arm device, not x86 CPU…

Yeup, different architecture. i386 is typical “Intel compatible PC” architecture. Also known as x86, most commonly in the Windows world.

Where as the BBB uses an ARM processor. ARMHF basically is Debian’s way of saying ARM architecture with hardware floating point support.

Why or why do they not also publish there *orig.tar.gz and *.dsc as
this would have been easy to build in the repo. :wink:


Looks like debian already setup a backport for wheezy: 2.3.2-7~bpo70+2

will that work for you? Or do you need openvpn's 2.0.11?