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Old 01-14-2010, 04:23 AM   #1
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How to install tor from source on mint 8?


Hi all....I've never had trouble installing tor before, however I live in China and the government has recently blocked the tor project's website.

Now using a free proxy I managed to access the site, however I run Mint 8 and I cannot add the repo to synaptic as I get a 404 error due to the blocking by the Gov here......so all I can do is download the source tarball.

Unfoutunatly my command line experience is very limited that's why I use Mint and generally this is not a problem.

If some one could give me an easy to follow way to install tor from source I would be very happy.

I am running Mint 8 64 bit version and my specs are listed below.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 05:29 AM   #2
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Tor should already be in the Mint or Ubuntu repos.
have you tried?
sudo apt-get install tor
 
Old 01-14-2010, 05:33 AM   #3
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I have added it to the repo but that is blocked as well.....to even get to the tor project I have to use a free online proxy.
Hell they have even blocked www.imdb.com here now...not to mention facebook and youtube have been blocked for a long time.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 03:46 PM   #4
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Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 05:37 PM   #5
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Move.

You may wish to reconsider you attempts to violate the local laws. Pretty sure a bowl of rice a day and working in a prison might change your opinion of this stunt.

Just saying, I don't trust them Commie Pinko's.

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:26 PM   #6
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Jefro..........here's another idea, I ask for help on linuxquestions for a linux problem I have and you keep your political views to your self.
 
Old 03-24-2010, 09:05 AM   #7
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How to compile TOR from source

While I would strongly discourage using TOR for illegal activities, this is how to compile it from source:

First, download the source package for tor. Unzip the contents of the package in a folder, it doesn't matter where.

Then enter these commands in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install libevent-dev

sudo apt-get install libssl-dev

Those will satisfy the dependencies for TOR. This works on my system, but you may need the build-essential package or some other.

Now, navigate to the TOR directory and open a terminal there.

Run these commands in the terminal one at a time:

./configure

make

sudo make install

Voila, TOR is installed.

If you'd like some tutorials on how to make TOR work with Vidalia or Tork, here they are in order:

help.ubuntu.com/community/Tor

blackopsecurity.net/wiki/index.php/How_To_Install_%28Ubuntu%29

If you are using vidalia, make sure the program knows where the tor application is. On my system, it is located at /usr/local/bin/tor
 
  


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