Are you using ExpressVPN on Linux? Are you running it on Debian, Ubuntu, or maybe RedHat? Have you received a message that there is a new version of ExpressVPN available? Are you not sure how you can upgrade ExpressVPN to the most recent version? It is very easy!
For normal Linux programs, you can run the following command to upgrade your programs to the most recent versions.
sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
You can try to run the command above, but it will most likely not help you upgrade ExpressVPN to the most recent version. In order to fix this, do the following.
Upgrade ExpressVPN to the most recent version in Linux.
Step 1: Remove the current version of ExpressVPN.
The first thing you should do is to remove the current version of ExpressVPN. If you use the remove function the program will be removed, but your settings will be stored (like login credentials and more).
sudo apt-get remove expressvpn
This will remove the current version of ExpressVPN.
Step 2: Download the newest version of ExpressVPN.
Now it is time to visit the ExpressVPN website where you can download the most recent version of the Linux version of the ExpressVPN app.
The file isn’t especially big, so the download should finish within a few minutes unless you have a very slow connection.
Step 3: Install the new version of ExpressVPN.
Now you can run the installation file for ExpressVPN that you just downloaded.
Here I am ready to install the newest version of ExpressVPN on my Linux system. When the installation is finished you can run the following command as well to check the current version of ExpressVPN installed on your system.
dpkg -s expressvpn
Everything is now ready and I have the newest version of ExpressVPN installed on my Ubuntu system (as that is the system I am currently using).
If you have any trouble along the way, you can change the command “remove” with “purge” in the process of uninstalling the present version of ExpressVPN installed on your system. This will not only remove it but also delete settings and stored data for the application.
How can I install the most recent version using the Linux command line only?
How can you upgrade your current version of ExpressVPN if you cannot use the GUI? Go to your downloads directly using the command line. There you will find a list of all your downloaded files, including the newest version of ExpressVPN.
As you can see, I have downloaded ExpressVPN several times. Now I want to install the newest version, so I run the following command.
sudo dpkg -i expressvpn_184.108.40.206-1_amd64.deb
Now the program will immediately be installed and you are ready to use ExpressVPN again.
I hope these instructions will help you install the newest version of ExpressVPN on your Linux system. Should you have any further comments or questions, please use the comment field below and let me hear from you.