[Tor-BSD] Patched versions of the FreeBSD ports "security/tor" and "security/tor-devel"

Vinícius Zavam egypcio at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 22 13:06:14 EST 2015

2015-12-22 14:26 GMT-03:00, Fabian Keil <freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de>:
> Vinícius Zavam <egypcio at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2015-11-17 15:31 GMT-03:00, N.J. Thomas <njt at ayvali.org>:
>> > * Vin??cius Zavam <egypcio at googlemail.com> [2015-11-17 14:10:53-0300]:
>> >
>> >> > If you are using FreeBSD to run a Tor Relay, it would be sweet to
>> >> > get
>> >> > more
>> >> > feedbacks about the patches I reported to the FreeBSD Bugzilla
>> >>
>> >> I just changed a bit the patches; please check if everything still
>> >> works for you and ping me back if needed.
>> >
>> > Just applied your second set of patches and I'm up and running on a
>> > FreeBSD 10.2-p7 amd64 box.
>> >
>> > Will let you know if I run into problems.
>> Yesterday a "bump" just hit the FreeBSD's ports tree to update
>> security/tor-devel; today it was security/tor's turn. Both were
>> updated because of "maintainer's timeout".
>> IMHO, all work done in PR 203014 (that started this thread) was just
>> left behind. You can take a look at
>> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=205252 and see I
>> wrote some considerations and asked for feedback about it. "203014"
>> was/is also updated to provide tor-2.7.6 (stable/lastest release).
>> I also would like to 'hear' opinions and feedbacks from you guys.
> It's not uncommon for a committer to close one PR without
> being aware of related PRs.
>> PS: should it be forwarded/cc to freebsd-ports@? write on bugzilla is
>> not enough?
> The patch you submitted in 203014 was already rejected by the maintainer
> so forwarding the PR without responding to the objection is unlikely to
> help:
> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=203014#c23

I just did not see the status update rejecting it. That's why I got "confused".

> It's not obvious to me if Brendan objects to the whole tor_prestart(),
> or just the first part (which I don't like either), but you could
> request a clarification and update the patch accordingly.

The main considerations bf@ wrote about the patch regards some topics
we discussed here (backing up old log files/contents). Correct me if I
am wrong, but you was one of the guys sugesting that the rc script
should handle logs/keys/backups.

> If a ports PR with a patch gets ignored for more than 14 days you can
> request a maintainer timeout on freebsd-ports@, but once the maintainer
> responds by rejecting a patch it's too late (for the rejected patch).
> Fabian

One more question: what about the other updates and changes? // old
patch removal from "files/" directory, new transport option, use of
openssl from ports to FreeBSD 9.x, options helpers, ...


Vinícius Zavam

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