Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#5162 closed defect (invalid)

Update README to mention autogen.sh

Reported by: bestchai Owned by:
Priority: Very Low Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor: unspecified
Severity: Keywords: easy documentation tor-client
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Description

The top level README file in Tor's source code repo says:

To build Tor from source:
./configure && make && make install

These instructions are outdated and do not work on the current repo (the configure script does not exist). The instructions should instead say:

To build Tor from source:
./autogen.sh && make && make install

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Sebastian

Component: - Select a componentTor Client
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Your suggested instructions don't fix this, they introduce another problem - namely that ./configure isn't used anymore. The instructions as written apply to the tarball, not a git clone. Tarballs don't require the use of ./autogen.sh, and it actually won't work.

The INSTALL file already contains the appropriate documentation for this.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-client added

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor ClientTor
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