Ubuntu – How to install Tor

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I tried to install Tor on my new version of Ubuntu, but it seems that Tor is not available in the repositories.

How else can I install and use Tor?

Best Answer

If you want to anonymously browse the internet using the Tor network

If you want to anonymously do other things using the Tor network

As of 2014-02-13, The Tor Project's Ubuntu installation page says:

"You'll need to set up our package repository before you can fetch Tor. First, you need to figure out the name of your distribution. A quick command to run is lsb_release -c or cat /etc/debian_version. If in doubt about your Debian version, check the Debian website. For Ubuntu, ask Wikipedia. Then add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org <DISTRIBUTION> main

where you put the codename of your distribution (i.e. lenny, sid, saucy or whatever it is) in place of <DISTRIBUTION>.

Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt:

gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -

Now refresh your sources, running the following command (as root) at your command prompt:

apt-get update

If there are no errors you're good to continue.

We provide a Debian package to help you keep our signing key current. It is recommended you use it. Install it using:

apt-get install deb.torproject.org-keyring

To finally install Tor just run:

apt-get install tor

Now Tor is installed and running. Move on to step two of the "Tor on Linux/Unix" instructions.

The DNS name deb.torproject.org is actually a set of independent servers in a DNS round robin configuration. If you for some reason cannot access it you might try to use the name of one of its part instead. Try deb-master.torproject.org, mirror.netcologne.de or tor.mirror.youam.de."

Step Two of "Tor on Linux/Unix" instructions:

"For information on how to Torify other applications, check out the Torify HOWTO."

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