[Tor-BSD] OpenBSD tor -stable/-alpha split port

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 14:27:15 EST 2017

> On 13 Nov 2017, at 06:19, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> Alexander Nasonov:
>> George Rosamond wrote:
>>> Greetings all.
>>> FYI, this was just submitted to OpenBSD ports.
>> I committed tor-dev to pkgsrc-wip. You should be able to install it
>> without deinstalling your regular net/tor package because I install
>> files to different directories or with a different suffix:
>> $ pkg_info -L tordev                                                                                                    
>> Information for tordev-
>> Files:
>> /usr/pkg/bin/tor-dev
> It seems NetBSD didn't have tor-alpha/-dev in the pkgsrc before.  I
> didn't realize that.
> I'm wondering why someone would run both -stable and -alpha though. I
> think the logic with having separate ports for them is that most people
> would run one or the other, and not both.  No?

I can imagine it being useful for testing: if you have 4 relays on a box, run
the late alphas or new stable on one, and then switch them all over when
you're happy.

(I'd have multiple versions installed for testing as a Tor developer, but
that's a pretty specialised use case.)


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