[Tor-BSD] New: DNS hijacking Old: Re: NYCBUG1 earns a T-shirt!

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Thu Dec 12 11:02:30 EST 2013

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM, George Rosamond
<george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> Kyle Isom:
>> On 12/12/13 01:15, nanotek wrote:
>>> I'm hesitant to upgrade now, though, as the relay is up and running
>>> without a problem.
>> This is a case where you *really* do want to upgrade. There were several
>> major things fixed in the latest version; the latest version that was
>> released last night is largely the same as devel version in the repo.
> He is actually running the latest Tor in FreeBSD ports... just not
> tor-devel.
> But the Tor tarballs are now at for stable and for
> alpha/devel.
> Both ports should be updated soon... but OTOH, I do recommend running
> tor-devel out of FreeBSD ports.  It's in alpha/devel that the itches
> seem to be scratched first, and for years, I've never had an issue
> running that branch.
> But quick primer on installing a newer Tor before the FreeBSD ports are
> updated.
> 1.  Download the "Source Tarball" from the extended downloads list from
> the Tor www site and dump into /usr/ports/distfiles
> 2.  Edit the appropriate Makefile for the new version on the
> 3.  from the port directory, run: make makesum
> 4.  Deinstall and reinstall with new version.  Seems that when you
> uninstall it now, the daemon actually stops and needs to be manually
> restarted after it's been reinstalled.

Be very careful if you are going to do this.  With this approach, if
there are any new files in the source tarball, they will not get
installed.  If any files were removed, they will cause errors.

Eitan Adler

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