Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#19501 closed enhancement (fixed)

deprecate torproject's RPM repository

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: Sebastian
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
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Tpo's RPM repo has recently become unmaintained.
When Nick asked why torproject's RPMs are superior to the distro packages no one spoke up [1] same on tor-relays [2].

Ondrej (former tpo rpm repo maintainer) said:

I'd think that since distro maintainers exist now, it might be better to use their packages.


To avoid having outdated relays around it might make sense to:

  • remove
  • announce the deprecation of the RPM repo on the blog (tell people to switch to the distro packages)
  • create a last "update" that uninstalls tpo's RPM package and writes a log entry pointing to the blog post

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Component: - Select a componentCore Tor/RPM packaging
Owner: set to hiviah

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by hiviah

I've pushed the change to website, not sure how soon it will update.

Also, for the record, this was the most thankless job I ever did.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

We also should update: :

Maybe lets split the CentOS/Fedora line into two separate lines.
Fedora: dnf install tor
CentOS/RHEL: yum install tor (EPEL (link) repository) :

Remove ", Red Hat, Gentoo, etc"
Remove "Similarly, CentOS / Fedora users should use our rpm repository instead."

Last edited 4 years ago by cypherpunks (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Component: Core Tor/RPM packagingUser Experience/Website
Owner: changed from hiviah to Sebastian

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks


diff --git a/tor-doc-unix.wml.orig b/tor-doc-unix.wml
index c35ba8f..c543b53 100644
--- a/tor-doc-unix.wml.orig
+++ b/tor-doc-unix.wml
@@ -30,8 +30,6 @@
     Red Hat, Gentoo, etc there too. If you're
     using Ubuntu, don't use the default packages: use <a
     href="<page docs/debian>#ubuntu">our deb repository</a> instead.
-    Similarly, CentOS / Fedora users should use <a href="<page
-    docs/rpms>">our rpm repository</a> instead.
     <p>If you're building from source, first install <a
diff --git a/download-unix.wml.orig b/download-unix.wml
index 827a8b9..be152ba 100644
--- a/download-unix.wml.orig
+++ b/download-unix.wml
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@
 <tr class="beige">
 <td align="center"><img src="$(IMGROOT)/distros/centos.png" alt="CentOS"> <img src="$(IMGROOT)/distros/fedora.png" alt="Fedora"></td>
 <td>CentOS and Fedora</td>
-<td colspan="2"><a href="<page docs/rpms>">repository packages</a> </td>
+<td colspan="2">yum install tor / dnf install tor</td>
 <td> <a href="<page docs/tor-doc-unix>">Linux/BSD/Unix</a> </td>

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by Sebastian

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

thank you!

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