On 29/03/17 17:27, Marc Chamberlin wrote:
Ok, I have tried this over a dozen times now, at
different times of the
day. Me thinks something is sick...
I am running openSuSE Leap 42.2 on an x64 laptop. I used YaST to install
Tor and trying to get it set up. When I run the Tor Browser launcher it
brings up a dialog box telling me to download the Tor Browser. (I
believe it is trying to get the latest version?) But every time it
tries I get a failure report telling me that the Signature Verification
Failed with an additional ominous warning telling me I might be under
attack or there might be a networking problem. I don't have any other
networking issues and if I am under attack I have no clue what to do
about it. Nothing helpful is suggested in this warning, except just to
try downloading it again. HUMP!
As an aside, this Tor Browser down-loader needs to be more robust. It
seems pretty amateurishly designed and has the feel of being an add-on
enhancement. In this age, most down-loaders are designed so as not to
require a complete redo of the download in the event of corruption. The
way I understand them, most stage downloads in small checksumed pieces
and sequenced so that the download can be reconstructed when finished.
If any one piece fails, then only that piece needs to be resent, not the
entire fricking package! And yeah I know, this is an all volunteer
effort, but I am not sure who or where to report this to, is this an
openSuSE distribution issue? Should I submit an enhancement request to
OpenSuSE? Is this a TOR project issue and do I try to track down their
enhancement request system?, or somewhere else?
Is there another route I could take to get the Tor Browser, with
instructions on how to integrate it within the OpenSuSE Tor package
framework? It appears like I might be able to get it directly from the
TOR website, but that comes as a tar package and I am not sure what, if
anything, I need to do to integrate it with the rest of the OpenSuSE TOR
package/framework that I downloaded/installed via YaST.
As always, thanks in advance for helping... Marc.
Depends exactly what you're trying to do. If you just want the Tor
Browser, that runs fully self-contained, no need for separate Tor
package. Simply unpack the tar file and run it from somewhere within a
home directory, or place it somewhere like /opt to make it accessible to
OTOH, if you're trying to manually torify programs, you wouldn't
necessarily be wanting the Tor Browser Bundle, since you could just
torify a regular Firefox or other browser installation. It can be quite
complex and fiddly though. I used to do things that way a long time ago
and switched to the browser bundle because of the faff.
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