Opened 4 years ago

Closed 15 months ago

#15762 closed enhancement (implemented)

Add tor installation instructions using Homebrew for OS X

Reported by: sambuddhabasu Owned by: hiro
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: defer-new-website, website-content
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Description

Currently https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-osx.html.en contains information on installing Tor in OS X using only Macports. Some people prefer to use Homebrew over Macports, so the Tor installation instructions using Homebrew for OS X needs to be added.

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Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by sambuddhabasu

Added the security note about Homebrew installation that was pointed out by rl1987 on IRC

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Sebastian

I removed homebrew instructions in favour of macports recently because their security was super crap :/ I don't know whether that changed, but it doesn't really explain its security properties at all. I'm not sure what to do, in any case I'm not happy with the wording ("the missing package manager for osx" sounds like an advertisement, not a factual description). hmm.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by sambuddhabasu

It does look like their security has some issues but, the main aim of this ticket was to help users who are still using Homebrew and not Macports.

I will remove the wording "the missing package manager for OS X". Do you think this makes sense then?

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by Sebastian

Maybe this should go on a wiki page and we can link to the wiki page? Then we can spell out better what the exact issues with homebrew are without cluttering the website more.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by Sebastian

Keywords: defer-new-website added
Severity: Normal

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by Sebastian

Owner: changed from Sebastian to cypherpunks
Status: newassigned

comment:7 Changed 17 months ago by hiro

Keywords: website-content added
Owner: changed from cypherpunks to hiro

comment:8 Changed 15 months ago by hiro

I have added back homebrew since many osx users use it. Planning to also add Fink (http://www.finkproject.org/).

The bottom line is that users already on homebrew won't probably switch to macports only to install Tor.

Last edited 15 months ago by hiro (previous) (diff)

comment:9 Changed 15 months ago by hiro

Resolution: implemented
Status: assignedclosed
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