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Installing Wireguard in Raspbian Buster from new backport

Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:24 am

I've had good success recently installing Wireguard (not compiling from source, but rather installing from a recently-created backport package repository), using the instructions I found here:

Just FYI.

Here are the instructions:

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# Get signing keys to verify the new packages, otherwise they will not install
rpi ~$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 04EE7237B7D453EC 648ACFD622F3D138

# Add the Buster backport repository to apt sources.list
rpi ~$ echo 'deb buster-backports main contrib non-free' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-backports.list

rpi ~$ sudo apt update
rpi ~$ sudo apt install wireguard

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Re: Installing Wireguard in Raspbian Buster from new backport

Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:56 am

I actually was poking around here wondering if there was any chance the wireguard kernel module might be backported to Raspbian, as it was recently handled with Ubuntu 20.04 ARM: ... ug/1872702

Having to rely on wireguard-dkms/tools and fix my borked VPN after each and every RPi kernel update has become a nightmare over a year+ period, but trying to be patient with this wonderful new software. Such a massive upgrade from managing OpenVPN Server. Thanks for the pro-tip! :mrgreen:

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