Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#14975 closed enhancement (fixed)

Incorrect installation method for FreeBSD

Reported by: palyhomp Owned by: Sebastian
Priority: Medium Milestone:
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Severity: Normal Keywords: freebsd install
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Description

The "Download for Linux/Unix" page lists as install method for FreeBSD
portinstall -s security/tor

This does not work on an out-of-the-box FreeBSD installation since portinstall is part of the ports-mgmt/portupgrade port which must thus be installed prior to the installation of tor.

Since FreeBSD 9.1 the binary package management tool pkg (AKA pkgng) has been available for FreeBSD, all currently supported FreeBSD versions contain the pkg utility in the base system. The canonical way to install tor is therefor

pkg install tor

This will download and install the latest available binary package for tor.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by arma

Thanks for letting us know!

Is the tor package from 'pkg install' the same as the one you get from portinstall? Or is one more maintained, or more thoroughly prepared, than the other?

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 4 years ago by yawning

Replying to arma:

Thanks for letting us know!

Is the tor package from 'pkg install' the same as the one you get from portinstall? Or is one more maintained, or more thoroughly prepared, than the other?

Same one, just prepackaged and doesn't require having a build system or the ports tree on a system.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by ilv

Although I'm not a FreeBSD user, the FreeBSD handbook seems to confirm this way of installing software. I've fixed this and #14880 in this branch.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by dcf

Status: newneeds_review

ilv has a branch in comment:3 that needs review.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by Sebastian

Severity: Normal

cherry-picked, thanks!

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by Sebastian

Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed
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