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

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Fri Dec 13 20:31:10 EST 2013

On 12/13/2013 06:22 PM, Brian Callahan wrote:
> 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.
> ~Brian

Thanks. That's reassuring. pfSense 2.1 is based on FreeBSD 8.3. I'll
test and report back.

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