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How do I use Tor on Fedora? [closed]

asked 2014-10-04 14:47:14 -0500

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updated 2014-10-05 04:27:31 -0500

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Hello, I am new to Linux and am currently running different versions to better educate myself concerning the differences between different distros. My question is I am currently evealuting Fedora 20 and like its flashy looks now concerning programs like TOR, I downloaded it as a Tar file and unpacked it and when I tried to execute the start tor script it would not do so. Now in my other distro that I use Ultimate 4.2 and ultimate 3.8 it was just a question of double clicking and lauching this script and it loaded without a problem. I do know that Ultimate uses Ubuntu and its derivatives and Fedora use RPM packaging but I assumed it would have just worked like Ultimate did. I also believe that this script launches Java which facilitates the launching of the tor relay and browseer within Ultimate. So back to my question how do i lauch the tor browser script in Fedora?

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by FranciscoD_
close date 2014-10-05 04:33:32.768411


I've edited your question to make it more specific.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-05 04:22:37 -0500 )edit

Turns out that this question is a duplicate. If you're looking to only install the browser, please refer to this question:

If you're looking to install the entire bundle, please refer to this question:

In the future, please search the forum first to see if a related question has already been asked :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-05 04:31:35 -0500 )edit

Also note that if you had provided a summary with "tor" in it, these two questions would've come up as suggestions while you were asking your questions. Please take a minute to read the Ask Fedora guidelines here. They have quite a few good tips -

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-05 04:33:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-10-04 18:43:16 -0500

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updated 2014-10-05 12:26:23 -0500


Install Tor Browser in CentOS/RHEL 6 and Fedora 19/20

Step 1: Add Tor Repository

Firstly we need to add tor yum repository in our system. To create tor repository create file /etc/yum.repos.d/tor.repo and add following content on basis of your system.

For Fedora 20

name=Tor Project Repo

Step 2: Install Tor Browser

To install tor browser run the following command from command line as root.

 yum install tor

Step 3: Start Tor Browser

To start tor browser in your system, use following command from non root account. Before starting tor make sure you system time is correct.

$ tor
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Please use formatting tools to make your answer more readable. I've done it for you this time.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-05 04:20:26 -0500 )edit

Also note that Tor isn't the same as the entire Tor browser bundle as detailed here:

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-05 04:29:02 -0500 )edit

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