Mullvad VPN deb package not extracting/installing

Hey guys, first post here, new user, recently bought a librem 15. Downloaded Mullvad vpn from their website, .deb file. The file is not extracting using the archive manager or gdebi. Followed the instructions on their website as well and no success. Could it be the kernel version? I’m still new to Linux, so not sure what the problem could be, any help would be appreciated. Thanks

I would right click and choose open with “Software Install”. I think that should work.

Alternatively, if you feel comfortable with the command line (Tilix by default in PureOS), then you can run
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/MullvadVPN-2019.2_amd64.deb

(assuming the .deb is located in your Downloads folder), input your password, and it will work.

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Thank you. I typed the command line you provided on Tilix. Although it began installation unlike my other attempts, it gave me an error after installation. The app was apparently installed but it’s not stuck at “connecting to daemon”. I’ll provide the command lines below from the beginning and post an image of the mullvad app:

~$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/MullvadVPN-2019.1_amd64.deb
[sudo] password for zer0:
Selecting previously unselected package mullvad-vpn.
(Reading database … 219412 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/MullvadVPN-2019.1_amd64.deb …
Unpacking mullvad-vpn (2019.1.0) …
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mullvad-vpn:
mullvad-vpn depends on gconf2; however:
Package gconf2 is not installed.
mullvad-vpn depends on gconf-service; however:
Package gconf-service is not installed.
mullvad-vpn depends on libappindicator1; however:
Package libappindicator1 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package mullvad-vpn (–install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) …
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.62) …
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-4) …
Errors were encountered while processing:

Here’s the app image:

Hmm, strange. I don’t have any errors. Could you try sudo apt purge mullvad-vpn and then retry sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/MullvadVPN-2019.2_amd64.deb ?

If that doesn’t work, I would also suggest doing

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Then restarting your computer and trying once more.

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Thank you again. Turns out it did install but apparently I had to restart the system. Everything working now. Thank you!

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