Torbrowser on stretch??

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Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby zodac11 » 2017-06-28 21:00

When I download tor browser from the torproject page and click after extracting the main folders and files, nothing happens. Only "start-tor-browser.desktop" icon changes to "tor browser setup", but that is all.

I tried to install from Stretch backports but it seems the package does not exist there. I have been trying for hourse to install it and gave it up. Anyone had a better chance to install it?
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Re: Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby Lysander » 2017-06-28 21:51

I found this after about a minute, let us know if you attempted the following:

https://wiki.debian.org/TorBrowser#Debi ... Stretch.22
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Re: Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby Bulkley » 2017-06-28 21:54

It works for me. I have mine sitting in my ~/user/ and no part exists in root. Assuming that you have followed instructions properly you need to open Tor by shifting into ~/tor-browser_en-US/Browser and running ./start-tor-browser. All in one line looks like this:
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/home/[username]/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/./start-tor-browser
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Re: Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby HuangLao » 2017-06-29 02:05

tor should work from your /home/"user" folder it even tells you when to update it.
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Re: Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby zodac11 » 2017-06-29 10:26

Lysander wrote:I found this after about a minute, let us know if you attempted the following:

https://wiki.debian.org/TorBrowser#Debi ... Stretch.22


Installed backport for strech but the error comes out as "Package torbrowser-launcher is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'torbrowser-launcher' has no installation candidate"
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Re: Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby zodac11 » 2017-06-29 10:36

Bulkley wrote:It works for me. I have mine sitting in my ~/user/ and no part exists in root. Assuming that you have followed instructions properly you need to open Tor by shifting into ~/tor-browser_en-US/Browser and running ./start-tor-browser. All in one line looks like this:
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/home/[username]/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/./start-tor-browser


The file "start-tor-browser.desktop" sits there but when I click it immediately changes to a different icon and the name of the file changes as well for "set up". Nothing happens though.
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Re: Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby Bulkley » 2017-06-29 15:37

zodac11 wrote:The file "start-tor-browser.desktop" sits there but when I click it immediately changes to a different icon and the name of the file changes as well for "set up". Nothing happens though.


Don't click anything. Use the command line instructions (CLI) in a terminal emulator.
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Re: Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby zodac11 » 2017-06-29 19:12

Bulkley wrote:
zodac11 wrote:The file "start-tor-browser.desktop" sits there but when I click it immediately changes to a different icon and the name of the file changes as well for "set up". Nothing happens though.


Don't click anything. Use the command line instructions (CLI) in a terminal emulator.


No chance still. The interesting thing is there are no "torbrowser-launcher" type of a file in the folders. Just "start-torbrowser.desktop" file that seems to be some kind of a launcher.
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Re: Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby Bulkley » 2017-06-29 19:35

Try going to tor-browser_en-US and clicking on the Tor Browser icon.

Check the instructions here.

The instructions for starting Tor has changed to
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./start-tor-browser.desktop


They added .desktop to what I posted.
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Re: Torbrowser on stretch??

Postby zodac11 » 2017-06-30 10:06

Bulkley wrote:Try going to tor-browser_en-US and clicking on the Tor Browser icon.

Check the instructions here.

The instructions for starting Tor has changed to
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./start-tor-browser.desktop


They added .desktop to what I posted.


Thank you very much help for and your patience. All works now!
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