Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#1895 closed enhancement (wontfix)

add .debs to gettor

Reported by: erinn Owned by: kaner
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/GetTor Version:
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Description

Lately we've had a number of Ubuntu users in countries that censor torproject.org trying to download the Debian packages from our Debian/Ubuntu repository and failing to do so because of the aforementioned blocking. We should add the .debs to gettor.

This appears to mostly be a consequence of us not having Tor in the Ubuntu repositories, because we don't see it with Debian and rpm-based distro users, so an alternative is to get it back in, but that is also fraught with complications.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by kaner

Status: newaccepted

If someone (erinn or phobos) moves the .deb files to somewhere under /dist/ (where GetTor syncs packages from), I'll add them.

While we're at it, the split files under /dist/ should use a common naming scheme if possible. Currently, in /dist/torbrowser/, split files live in their own _split subdirectory and are named something.partXX.rar. In /dist/vidalia-bundles/, split files are mixed with non-split files and are named something.XXX.dmgpart. I'd like this to change to something thats used for both (and all other) uses of split files. If I could choose, I'd want everything to follow the naming scheme used for /dist/torbrowser/.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by kaner

If I remember correctly, helix and I agreed on IRC that we don't really need .debs in GetTor, since people can use Linux TBB from GetTor to access any debs they like.

The split file management still is open to question. It's not urgent and it's on helix' TODO list so kaner doesn't need to poke her anymore about it. ;-)

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by phobos

I suggest there is no need to do this, so we can close the ticket.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by kaner

Resolution: wontfix
Status: acceptedclosed

Yes, closing.

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