Package Details: astrill

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Package Base: astrill
Description: VPN configuration tool for Astrill's servers
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Keywords: vpn
Licenses: custom
Submitter: yair
Maintainer: megahertz
Last Packager: megahertz
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.009855
First Submitted: 2015-09-05 15:20 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-10-09 08:41 (UTC)

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ErrorNoInternet commented on 2023-02-24 08:15 (UTC) (edited on 2023-02-24 08:16 (UTC) by ErrorNoInternet)

Things I had to do to get it to work (Feb 2023):

  • Remove /etc/timezone (otherwise it would just crash with "Runtime error 203")

    Astrill expects a file or no file at all, but if /etc/timezone is a folder it would crash

  • Disable systemd-resolvd.service (otherwise it would not work outside of browsers)

ErrorNoInternet commented on 2022-12-10 08:35 (UTC)

Anyone else getting "Runtime error 203" when launching Astrill lately? Been happening to me since around Nov. 20, not sure why...

Hexhammer commented on 2022-10-21 06:17 (UTC)

@Zenderking Thank you so much! It's working on my Steam Deck now!

ErrorNoInternet commented on 2022-06-16 08:49 (UTC) (edited on 2022-10-22 05:26 (UTC) by ErrorNoInternet)

For those who have been having connection issues (Arch Linux, Fedora 36+, Ubuntu 22.04+, Steam Deck), try disabling systemd-resolved.service:

sudo systemctl disable --now systemd-resolved.service

sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager

because the Astrill client hasn't been updated in quite a while now and doesn't support it.

xyder commented on 2021-11-18 19:21 (UTC)

Ahh I see! I'm a fairly new user so I didn't know how it works. Just keeping the comment for any new users coming here so that they have all the clues they need to work with. Astrill support was not of any use unfortunately. So an up to date comment might prevent a lot of hassle!

But thank you very much for maintaining it! Very much appreciated!

megahertz commented on 2021-11-18 17:37 (UTC)

@xyder I don't know whether it's a good idea to include gtk2 as a dependency since it's too large, but maybe you're right and there's no another option to make it work. I'll think about it on the next release. As for base-devel, it's required for building any AUR package, so it doesn't make sense to include that.

xyder commented on 2021-11-18 16:46 (UTC)

Hey ! I am a new user living in China. I tried to install Astrill and had to jump through some hoops to make it work. This is for the new users specially if you are living in China.

After a clean install of Manjaro i had to install base-devel for the binary stripping and for another error.

The second thing I had to install was the package gtk2.

Then I tried downloading the usual way. Thing is, in China the download may fail several times. After tinkering with no avail, I just tried downloading repeatedly and it worked after a few times.

Without gtk2 the program doesn't launch. So that fixed the error.

Then the program worked fine.

Maybe the maintainers can include gtk2 and base-devel as dependencies? IDK I'm not sure how that works. But something I wanted to mention in the comments for future users.

Hope this helps! Cheers!

carzo commented on 2020-08-04 07:34 (UTC) (edited on 2020-08-04 07:38 (UTC) by carzo)

I am still getting that URL "Protocol not supported" error.

Things I have done: -Installed openssl-1.0 -Added a file named openssl-1.0.conf in /etc/ -Write the following contents in the file: /usr/lib/openssl-1.0

Tried installing all the network manager plugins and a few packages that I thought could help: networkmanager-openconnect networkmanager-openvpn networkmanager-pptp networkmanager-vpnc openresolv openssl gtk2

I remember this Astrill app worked just fine in Manjaro, but can't seem to get it working in Arch. Last year I tried and spent weeks trying to fix the issue without success, and now I am in a fresh new install and also can't fint a way. I am looking at the Manjaro package list but can't figure out which one is the magic one to make this work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

There has to be a dependency missing. Would be cool if they were listed in this page. I have again spent entire afternoons diving into the arch wiki for information regarding to installing URL protocol with no result.

dravenk commented on 2020-07-19 03:35 (UTC)

cc@retgab Thank you. work for me.

sudo pacman -S gtk2

retgab commented on 2020-03-06 16:07 (UTC)

In case you download the CLI install version from the astrill homepage, make sure to manually install the gtk2 package (in Extra repo), else astrill will not launch due to missing dep.