Testing linux and started with Elementary OS. I am looking to finalize my install with wireguard. I am lost as far as how to install and the name of the package to install wireguard. I did run apt-get cache search/list but to no avail. Any light on this is much appreciated

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Since Elementary uses the same package manager as Ubuntu, usually you can follow instructions written for that distribution.

NOTE: Elementary does not come with software-properties-common installed (which is required for add-apt-repository), so here's the steps I followed to install it.

  1. sudo apt install software-properties-common
  2. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireguard/wireguard
  3. sudo apt install wireguard


Updated as per comment.


If you click on the (Source) it takes you to the page that go though the steps in setting up wireguard.


Another option would be to install WireGuard via Snaps.

You can use Snaptastic from the AppCenter, or install via the command line like so:

snap install wireguard-ammp

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