I erased and reinstalled my laptop so have a fresh install where I have not done any configuration other than trying to get a proxy vpn going so I can hopefully rule out other config tinkers I’ve done in the past that might affect things.
I tried the fed32 minimal template using this method and viola! It worked!
Then i tried the same thing, but using debian, nada. I couldnt get any farther than sucessfully running
sudo openvpn --cd /rw/config/vpn --config openvpn-client.ovpn
but when i tried steps after the DNS handling script nada.
I then tried just switching the base template, using the tested sys-vpn but switching from fed32 (working) to deb10, and nada?
Since centos seems to be a wee bit in flux I would prefer to go with the deb10 template since thier LTS is longer then fed vers.
So my question to try to figure out is why? I installed (copy an pasted) the packages as suggested on the qubes docs minimal page for FirewallVM, NetVM, USB qubes and VPN qube; but this is the only difference I can see between what I did when using fed32 and deb10. Is there an additional package that might be missing that would cause the DNS handling script not to work?