[Tor-BSD] FreeBSD permissions issues

Vinícius Zavam egypcio at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 18 08:06:57 EST 2015

2015-11-18 7:18 GMT-03:00, Fabian Keil <freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de>:
> "N.J. Thomas" <njt at ayvali.org> wrote:
>> * Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> [2015-11-17 14:23:13-0800]:
>> > > Has anyone else noticed the same? Am I doing something wrong with my
>> > > install, or does this need to be fixed?
>> > >

I think that https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=203014
updates that. No?

>> > on my end this info is already included in the pkg-message.in file
>> > which
>> > should get printed to stdout when installing the pkg.

Some of the details and small typos related to "files/pkg-message.in"
and "files/tor.in" were patched, for both versions available at the
FreeBSD Ports Collection on that bug report.

>> Ugh, serves me right for ignoring this during installation.
>> I guess my next question is, if is this something that can be automated?
> Yes. The port's ElectroBSD version does it in the rc script like this (patch
> 4):
> https://www.fabiankeil.de/sourcecode/electrobsd/tor-devel-

The line/information about randomizing IP ID was removed by this
patch. Why? This can be worst than "pre-setting" directories, I think.

>> Is there any particular reason this is a manual step?
> That's a question you should probably ask the maintainer.

Well, I am not the maintainer, but... "pkg-message.in" provides the
user a warning and gives it some settings/commands to follow within
certain conditions. If the user can't (do not want to) read that...
I'm (not) sorry.

> The PR history of the tor ports suggests that you may have to
> wait a while for a response, though.
> Fabian

IMHO, there's no need to automate every single piece of code or
configuration to give the users/admins even less responsibilities to
setup a relay or use tor. // Yes; less responsibilities. That's my
point of view.

PS: Keeping up backups for your relay(s) key(s) is a MUST. Do you
think the port should do that for you too?


Vinícius Zavam

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