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Tor Browser Bundle 3.6.4
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OscarTalks

Joined: 05 Feb 2012
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Location: London, England

PostPosted: Thu 02 Jan 2014, 23:29    Post subject:  Tor Browser Bundle 3.6.4  

For more information:-
https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en

Quite useful for anonymous web-browsing and for viewing blocked websites.
As a self-contained bundle you can install it in various locations and run it without it affecting any other browsers or installed software.

I put together a package (.pet and .sfs) which installs it in /root/my-applications (user data is stored internally) and has scripts so you can launch it from terminal with the commands tor-browser or torbrowser and you also have a menu entry and .desktop file so you can drag out a launcher icon onto your desktop from /usr/share/applications as usual. Easy to modify it to some other configuration such as running from /mnt/home if you want to.

http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks

The browser itself is a modified FirefoxESR
Window geometry is not remembered at each startup.

Comments welcome.
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nmlkngdm

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jan 2014, 11:18    Post subject:  

Using a HP Pavilion Entertainment laptop
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5850 @ 2.16GHz

Tor Browser Bundle 3.5 (.sfs file)
Screens from left to right
(1)Dpup Wheezy 3.5.2.11, (2)Lupumini 2013 12 21, (3)OVPrecise-retro 5.8, (4)Slacko 5.6.5.1, (5)Upup Raring 3.9.9.2

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Puppus Dogfellow


Joined: 07 Jan 2013
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Location: nyc

PostPosted: Fri 03 Jan 2014, 23:53    Post subject:  

3.6 pet and sfs backed up

[...] thanks for your contributions. (i use your google chrome pets now on three of my four computers).

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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Feb 2014, 21:23    Post subject:  

Version 3.5.2 uploaded.
(The version 3.5 now has a very bold "Out of Date" message at start-up).
See first post.

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Dorothée


Joined: 27 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Feb 2014, 22:40    Post subject:  

Thank you for this very usefull sfs

I would like to know how I could create new sfs each time Tor project uptade the Browser Bundle (quite often).

Is it difficult?

Thanks
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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Feb 2014, 10:58    Post subject:  

I'm glad you like it.
It is not difficult to create or update the .sfs if you know how to extract the packages into directory structures, arrange the files how you want them and then use one of the tools to convert to .sfs but there are always certain things to keep an eye on when doing this such as ownerships and permissions and making sure you have the bits in there for menu entries and stuff.

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Dorothée


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Feb 2014, 00:53    Post subject:  

I already downladed the last Tor Browser Bundle (which is in tar.xz) and tried to convert it to sfs. But so far I didn't manage to use the sfs file I had created (also because it couldn't work as root).

I shall compare your file with the one I have made.

Keep trying... and I'll do it!
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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Mar 2014, 12:30    Post subject:  

Hmm, must just report that I am finding that version 3.5.3 is slightly less reliable than the previous ones when it comes to starting up.

Tor Browser always takes a few moments to get going because of the way it works, but if you find that the browser does not appear after a minute or so I suggest you do the following:-

Open a terminal, type killall firefox and press Enter.
Then try launching Tor Browser again.

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phredo

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Apr 2014, 01:05    Post subject:  

Dorothee,

In the sfs I am using, 3.5.2, in the "start-tor-browser" file, lines 114-117 are commented out:

# if [ "`id -u`" -eq 0 ]; then
# complain "The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root. Exiting."
# exit 1
# fi

These are the lines that would exit if Puppy tries to run in root, which it does. Removing them lets Tor start up.

I learned this from a post about an earlier version (perhaps by the same author?) about a year ago.
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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Apr 2014, 21:50    Post subject:  

09th April 2014

Version 3.5.4 uploaded.
This update contains the fix for the OpenSSL vulnerability
(in Tor - not in your entire system obviously).

See first post.

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Geoffrey


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Apr 2014, 18:58    Post subject:  

@OscarTalks

I repackaged your latest creation for wary 5.5, added the glibc hack and Tor is installed in /opt, running it on a clean install it requires dbus-1.2.4.2permissive-1-w5.pet and dbus-glib-0.82-w5.pet.

Get it from my Dropbox tor-browser-3.5.4-wary_5.5.sfs

dbus-1.2.4.2permissive-1-w5.pet

dbus-glib-0.82-w5.pet

Tested, all appears good, plays You Tubes with no apparent problems.

Geoff

Edit: youtube don't seem to work now that I have created a save file, you have a fix for that?

I find that wary runs painfully slow on my PC, yet I have no problems with Carolina, Precise, Slacko etc.

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Dorothée


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Apr 2014, 23:07    Post subject:  

phredo, thank you for the info

as Geoffrey already uloaded Tor 354, I'll use it. But I keep your tip in my "boîte à outils"

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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Apr 2014, 07:19    Post subject:  

Geoffrey wrote:
..youtube don't seem to work now that I have created a save file, you have a fix for that?

I find that wary runs painfully slow on my PC, yet I have no problems with Carolina, Precise, Slacko etc.


Not sure, but the YouTube issue may be related to the cluster of nss libs not being found. There are the ones in the SeaMonkey directory but there is one libnssutil3.so symlink missing from /usr/lib in Wary and I think /etc/profile doesn't always place those libs in the path. Also those libs are a bit old now. The solution may be be to modify the package with symlinks or wrapper script lines to ensure that the newer nss libs in the Tor's Browser directory are added to LD_LIBRARY_PATH

As for the slowness, the only thing I can think of is that Wary's kernel is uniprocessor whereas the others are not.

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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 15:52    Post subject:  

New version 3.6 assembled, tweaked and uploaded.

See first post.

The previous couple of versions were problematic for me. They tended to hang at startup fairly often. There are quite a few bug fixes listed in the changelog for this version so I am hoping it is all resolved now. Initial tests look good but I'll be keeping an eye on it.

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ferretgrandpa

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PostPosted: Sat 03 May 2014, 18:06    Post subject: Thanks  

Hey Oscar, thanks for the TOR 3.6 pet.

Works like it should with my Lucid 5.2.8, on an old Gateway NV52 Laptop via USB. Thanks again.

Tom
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