[Tor-BSD] Porting Tor Browser to the BSDs

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 22:00:48 EDT 2015

Hi Attila, 

Now that there is a working port of tor browser to OpenBSD, and BSD buildbots for tor, it seems like a good time to let tor-dev at lists.torproject.org know.

Would you like to forward your email below to them?
(I am happy to if you're not subscribed.)
Is there a good summary of the BSD buildbot setup somewhere in an email?


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> On 12 Mar 2015, at 09:38, attila <attila at stalphonsos.com> wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Some progress to report:
> * I have reworked my port to use a GitHub repository I created as a
>  place to pull source distros for tor-browser.  The tor project
>  doesn't seem to make source tarballs easily available for some of
>  this stuff, or at least I haven't found where they have.  In any
>  event, this has simplified moving forward in the short term (because
>  GH is easy to deal with from a port) and it is easily changed:
>    https://github.com/StAlphonsos/torb
>  There is currently one branch for each of tor browser 4.0 and 4.5
>  based on firefox esr 31.4.0.  I'm sticking with 31.4.0 because
>  that's what the OpenBSD www/firefox-esr port supports and I want to
>  ride on top of the patches in that port, which also apply to Tor
>  Browser.  There is also a mozilla-esr31.4.0 branch that I intend on
>  using as a starting point for some additional patches (to firefox,
>  not tor browser).
>  I have tagged one point in this repo so that I could use the tag in
>  the www/tor-browser port.
> * The www/tor-browser port:
>    https://github.com/StAlphonsos/openbsd-ports/tor-browser
>  For convenience you can also grab this if you prefer:
>    http://bits.haqistan.net/~attila/tor-browser-2.tgz
>    SHA1 = b09014385e06c06c45024e057d6fb79c4cc13d0d
>  Unlike my first attempt this one is based on Tor Browser 4.0 (the
>  stable branch) and not 4.5 (development).  This probably explains
>  why it works a little better...
>  Unpack it under /usr/ports/mystuff/www on a box running
>  -current, cd /usr/ports/mystuff/www/tor-browser, sudo
>  make install and maybe you'll get a /usr/local/bin/tor-browser
>  installed.  I wish I could upload packages but my uplink
>  is pathetic and the package is rather large:
>    $ du -sh /usr/ports/packages/amd64/all/tor-browser-4.0.tgz
>    231M    /usr/ports/packages/amd64/all/tor-browser-4.0.tgz
> In order to complete the circle you must change the default socks
> proxy port in your tor-browser preferences; on OpenBSD it is 9050 by
> default but tor-browser expects 9150.  I'll figure out how to patch
> this in the port in the next update.  The tor-browser port r-deps on
> net/tor.  You can also edit your /etc/tor/torrc to use port 9150
> instead, but I think the tor-browser port should come pre-configured
> to work on OpenBSD however it is by default.
> You should also at least install the torbutton extension, which I have
> packed up as an XPI here if you can't find it anywhere else:
>  http://bits.haqistan.net/~attila/torbutton-
>  SHA1 = 3280e8141c150a76287a2ada2a4625ad8bb07859
> If you build the tor-browser port, fire it up, either download
> torbutton- and use a file:/// URL or go to the URL above,
> install torbutton and restart you should get a browser window that
> looks something like you would expect:
>  http://bits.haqistan.net/~attila/tor-browser-cwm-openbsd.png
>  # cwm+tor pr0n for the desperate
> There is still a lot of work needed before this is really ready for
> prime time; there are some extensions missing and we get a lot of red
> from the test results at ip-check.info.  I'm sure there are a lot of
> other things as well.
> Nonetheless it is definitely to the point where interested parties can
> contribute.  Send me pull requests on github or whatever, I'm easy.  I
> just want to be able to use Tor sitting in front of my favorite
> operating system, that's all... for starters.
> Pax, -A
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