[Tor-BSD] Building latest Tor release for FreeBSD and pfSense 2.1

Brian Callahan bcallah at devio.us
Fri Dec 13 20:22:52 EST 2013

On 12/13/2013 8:00 PM, Mirimir wrote:
> This is rather a left-handed cross post from nycbug-talk, based on my
> search results. And please forgive, if it seems off-topic.
> I've installed Tor from the FreeBSD 8.1 port repository on pfSense 2.03
> using instructions at
> <http://skear.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Set-Up-a-Tor-Proxy-Server-on-pfSense>.
> Tor works well, but it's an ancient alpha release. I've tried the same
> for Tor from the FreeBSD 8.2 port repository on pfSense 2.1 but Tor
> won't run. I haven't bothered debugging, because it's only a slightly
> less ancient alpha release.
> I would like to build the latest Tor release for pfSense 2.1, but that
> would be a stretch for me. What would the build environment look like?
> I'm guessing that it would be based on FreeBSD, rather than on pfSense.

Tor has pretty minimal dependencies. On FreeBSD, it looks like you need 
nothing more than your toolchain, perl, libevent2, and openssl.

I'm not sure upon what version of FreeBSD pfSense 2.1 is based. But the 
actual building of the new package should be quite straightforward.


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