OpenVPN Client Configuration Missing

Problem Description
The openvpn-client@.service fails to load with the following message:

Options error: In [CMD-LINE]:1: Error opening configuration file: client.conf

When investigating, it seems that file does not actually exist currently. And since the VPN used to work, likely it was mysteriously deleted by some process. However I don’t know what belongs in this file and there appears to be no way to regenerate it - even forcing a reinstall of OpenVPN by deleting it through terminal does not create a new one:

apt remove openvpn
echo "delete from plinth_module where name='openvpn';" | sqlite3 /var/lib/plinth/plinth.sqlite3

Does anyone know how to regenerate this fie properly?


  • FreedomBox version: 21.4
  • Hardware: Raspberry Pi 4
  • How did you install FreedomBox?: I believe apt install freedombox, but that was over a year ago.