How to install openvpn on Colibri iMX6 using Angstrom v2016.12

Hello Toradex Community!

I am new to the iMX6 devices and need to adapt them to our needs. I want to get the system connected to an existing VPN server, therefore I need to install openvpn.

I know I have to recompile the kernel with “CONFIG_TUN=y” and then install openvpn package.

My problem is that “opkg list | grep openvpn” yields no result. I am using the default toradex feeds v2016.12. Do I need to compile openvpn from source or is there another feed providing the openvpn package or am I just blind?

Thank you in advance!


I’ve checked the Open-embedded recipe list and there’s a recipe to build openvpn in the meta-networking layer. That’s probably your best bet to get it done.

If you are not used to the Yocto Project, I recommend you to look at the guides provided by Toradex. It will help you to create a Linux image adapted to your needs!


Hi Crusader

Welcome to the Toradex Community.

Please check this community post to include the openvpn package in the bsp.

Best regards