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Postby jpsimm » 2017-11-17 18:54

Hello to everyone. I want to change from Windows 10 to Linux and Debian seems a good choice but there is one program I insist upon having and that is the TOR browser. I don't see it in the repository. I find TOR Circuits and TOR Chat but no TOR Browser.

Anyone know where it is? :?:

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Re: TOR Browser

Postby arochester » 2017-11-17 19:03

"Something to be aware of: Debian is a core or source distribution. This means there are many Debian-based distributions. THEY ARE NOT DEBIAN."
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Re: TOR Browser

Postby Bulkley » 2017-11-17 19:28

Go here. Follow the Linux instructions. For the best security, learn how to open Tor in your user space.
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Re: TOR Browser

Postby RU55EL » 2017-11-17 21:57

Bulkley wrote: [...] Follow the Linux instructions.[...]


I've never tried Tor in the Debian operating system. I don't know why I never got around to trying Tor in Debian till now. The instructions are simple enough. Works fine, I am going to start making use of Tor more often.
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Re: TOR Browser

Postby debiman » 2017-11-18 09:49

Bulkley wrote:Go here. Follow the Linux instructions. For the best security, learn how to open Tor in your user space.

i'd say this is a better link than the one previously offered.
just download an archive, extract it, change directories into it and run the executable.
https://www.torproject.org/projects/tor ... l.en#linux

edit:
some explanation:
the tor browser requires constant updating, but debian stable isn't really equipped to handle that.
that's why, in this particular case, it's best to use what they offer, bypassing debian's package management.
it isn't really an installation anyhow, more akin to a "portable app".
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Re: TOR Browser

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-11-18 14:13

debiman wrote:some explanation:
the tor browser requires constant updating, but debian stable isn't really equipped to handle that.
that's why, in this particular case, it's best to use what they offer, bypassing debian's package management.
it isn't really an installation anyhow, more akin to a "portable app".


Really?
https://wiki.debian.org/TorBrowser#Automatic_update
Alternatively, if you installed Tor Browser using the torbrowser-launcher package. Simply close all Tor Browser windows. Then re-open Tor Browser. It will automatically check if a new version is available. Follow the instructions on your screen.
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Re: TOR Browser

Postby RU55EL » 2017-11-18 22:30

4D696B65 wrote:[...] https://wiki.debian.org/TorBrowser#Automatic_update
Alternatively, if you installed Tor Browser using the torbrowser-launcher package. Simply close all Tor Browser windows. Then re-open Tor Browser. It will automatically check if a new version is available. Follow the instructions on your screen.


Thank you for pointing this out.
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Re: TOR Browser

Postby debiman » 2017-11-19 09:08

4D696B65 wrote:
debiman wrote:some explanation:
the tor browser requires constant updating, but debian stable isn't really equipped to handle that.
that's why, in this particular case, it's best to use what they offer, bypassing debian's package management.
it isn't really an installation anyhow, more akin to a "portable app".


Really?
https://wiki.debian.org/TorBrowser#Automatic_update
Alternatively, if you installed Tor Browser using the torbrowser-launcher package. Simply close all Tor Browser windows. Then re-open Tor Browser. It will automatically check if a new version is available. Follow the instructions on your screen.

as usual in gnu/linux, there's more than one way to do things properly.
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