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Old 05-01-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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Question downloading tor in ubuntu 9.04


Here we go again! I had a simular problem with 8.04. Unable to download the tor files. tried the normal

apt-get install tor

comes back with

Package tor not available, but is referred to by another package.

I loved using tor with my old version 8.10, been on the tor project site but this is as much use as a chocolate fireguard. Typed in the instructions of

deb http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor dapper main

comes back with

command deb not recognised

help help help.

using ubuntu 9.04 on dell inspirion 530

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Old 05-01-2009, 10:33 AM   #2
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you need to add these lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
Code:
deb http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor dapper main
deb-src http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor dapper main
then run
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor
 
Old 05-01-2009, 10:47 AM   #3
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AAAH I see, sorry will give it a try. I think what with the problems upgrading etc. I didn't think of this.

Thanks

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Old 05-01-2009, 12:00 PM   #4
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you need to add these lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
Code:
deb http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor dapper main
deb-src http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor dapper main
then run
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor
That won't work. First of all, itbod added the name of the package to the repository (deb http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor dapper main), which I'm pretty sure isn't a proper name for a repository. Second of all, it's in the universe repository, not main. Also, given 9.04 (jaunty?) is being used, I think that installing a dapper version of tor would not be wise.

In searching the http://packages.ubuntu.com site, I found the this information about tor in Ubuntu. So, it's not available in 9.04, apparently (which is odd, because it is available in the latest Debian.) But, you may be able to install it from the previous (8.10) release. I suggest you try adding the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list (this is a mirror from the UK):

Code:
deb http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
I only put universe in the above. You may need to add main, as well, but try with just universe first.

While you're editing your sources.list, you may as well enable the universe repositories of your current release as well (see Ubuntu repositories command-line help.) In brief, just remove the "#" sign from in front of the jaunty universe repository.

Briefly, to add repositories, do the following:
Code:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
This will open nano, a command line editor. Simply add the repository I mentioned above in this terminal editor, and then close the editor with the Ctrl-X keys (note: if you prefer gedit to nano, then entering "sudo gedit" from a terminal should open this, or using the program gksu to open gedit would also work -- this sudo stuff being necessary to do because sources.list is a protected file, so you need to have sudo privileges, when using either nano or gedit, to edit it). Or if there's a root/administrator editor option somewhere in the choices that Ubuntu gives, then use that.

After doing this, then do "sudo apt-get update". You should see that the package tor is available. Now try installing it with "apt-get install tor" (note, it may not install due to it being from a previous release, but try and see first).

If not, you could also try to install it from a debian 5.0 repository (IE, install it, and then remove the repository from your sources.list). It is available in the latest stable debian. But, I do feel your best bet is to try from Ubuntu 8.10 first (rather than from dapper, which I think is a far earlier version).
 
Old 05-01-2009, 12:12 PM   #5
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Then the OP just need to replace dapper with jaunty, I just copied the line he gave in the original post.

has a deb for jaunty
 
Old 05-01-2009, 12:28 PM   #6
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Just enable universe!

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Then the OP just need to replace dapper with jaunty, I just copied the line he gave in the original post.

has a deb for jaunty
Interesting that my search didn't under Ubuntu packages did not indicate tor as being available in jaunty, when, in fact, it is. I think the best thing to do is just to enable the universe repository for jaunty, rather than adding the repository for only the specific package.

Also interesting is that I was unaware that users were able to zero in on specific packages within repositories (IE, "deb http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor dapper main" being a workable repository). Learn something new everyday, it seems.

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