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 Post subject: Cannot install Tor
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:18 pm 
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Hey, I am pretty new to linux (was operating Ubuntu for a few months) and am very new to uberstudent. I am trying to dowload Tor safe browsing bundle but am having issues. When I try to run the executable I get an error that 'vidalia exited abnormally: Exit code 2'. I noticed that some of the files that were extracted with the bundle have "(invalid coding)" written into the filenames I have since tried to download and install tor through the terminal but am also having troubles. When I try to add the tor repository to etc/apt/sources.list I get a permission denied as apparently I am not the superuser and do not know the password for it. Would appreciate any help/feedback on this issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Cannot install Tor
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:58 pm 
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To add the repository for Tor, or to take any other act as superuser, you have to preface commands with
Code:
sudo


Where is the info to add the repository?

But you don't need to install Tor. Just download the tar file for Linux for your architecture and extract the tar file and run start-tor-browser. It just worked for me without issue when I tried just now. You might need to re-download the tar bundle.

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 Post subject: Re: Cannot install Tor
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:37 pm 
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Yeah I was having issues with the tar file, couldn't understand why it wouldn't launch, turns out my security was blocking it! Doh! They do always say you need to find a good balance between functionality and security, I learned my lesson haha. Anyway, Alex did you solve the issue?

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 Post subject: Re: Cannot install Tor
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:11 am 
If you'd like just the commands

cd ~/Downloads
tar xf tor(tab)
cd tor-browser_
./start(tab)


If you want the in depth details, as well as some side things you can do, continue reading.

Download from here
https://www.torproject.org/download/download

And choose 32 or 64 bit, and save the file, don't open it.

If you don't know if you have 32 or 64 bit, type this into the terminal (F1)

uname -m

If you get i686 then you have x32
If you get x86_64 then you have x64

Once you have it downloaded, and it's in your Downloads file (or what ever folder you have it designated to) change to that directory in terminal (have Guake open, F1)
cd ~/Downloads

Then you are going to want to uncompress it and unarchive it
tar xf tor(then press tab)

(or if you want to type the whole thing out, tor-browser-gnu-linux-1686-2.3.25-4-dev-en-US.tar.gz) for 32bit
You should get a folder once everything is done (you can check by typing ls)
Next you change into that directory
cd tor-browser_(then press tab)

(or if you want to type the whole thing out, tor-browser_en-US)
then you want to execute tor
./start(then press tab)

(or if you want to type the whole thing out, tor-browser_en-US)

Extra Information

A good suggestion would be to put this file somewhere, so it doesn't just stay in your Downloads file. You can do this by typing these commands

mkdir ~/Software
cp -r ~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US ~/Software


mkdir means to make the directory, cp means to copy, -r means recursively (download everything in the folder)

If you'd like to create an alias (when ever you type in tor, it will start up tor automatically) type in the following command (make sure it's in the location you want it to be in first)

alias tor='/home/[yourusernamehere]/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US/./start-tor-browser'
or if you already copied it to a Software folder
alias tor='/home/[yourusernamehere]/Software/tor-browser_en-US/./start-tor-browser'

This means if you simply type in tor, it will start the tor bundle.


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 Post subject: Re: Cannot install Tor
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:21 am 
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Mark Marks, that is an extraordinarily clear tutorial. I hope you are writing for the wiki!!! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Cannot install Tor
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:56 am 
Russell Bryant wrote:
Mark Marks, that is an extraordinarily clear tutorial. I hope you are writing for the wiki!!! ;)


I would love to! Where do I sign up?


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 Post subject: Re: Cannot install Tor
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Hi all,

Mark Marks wrote:
Where do I sign up?

You can sign up by sending an email to Stephen Ewen.

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 Post subject: Re: Cannot install Tor
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Interesting....I've just been doing some things at the UberStudent Documentation Wiki this morning. :)

Just message me your email address for an account at http://uberstudent.com/wiki/ and I'll make one for you. :)

I've got a basic and tentative framework for the documentation up at this point and am going through and sketching some stubs. Help Wanted. :mrgreen:

BTW, and I'm sorry to have to say this, but Tor can be a very thorny issue for administrators and sysadmins at schools. For any such persons reading this, it can be disabled in Linux by simply setting up a cron job to run once per minute using killall to target the various Tor executables. That will not stop the more sophisticated users from using Tor but should limit the school's exposure to liability.

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