[Tor-BSD] FreeBSD permissions issues

N.J. Thomas njt at ayvali.org
Tue Nov 17 17:14:23 EST 2015

I noticed that when tor or tor-devel is installed on FreeBSD (on 10.2
boxes), I need to do the following to make it work:

    sudo touch /var/log/tor
    sudo mkdir /var/run/tor
    sudo chown _tor:_tor /var/log/tor
    sudo chown _tor:_tor /var/run/tor

Without /var/log/tor, nothing runs. Without /var/run/tor, the pid file
is not written, so "service tor status" and its brethren don't think
anything is running.

Has anyone else noticed the same? Am I doing something wrong with my
install, or does this need to be fixed?


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