View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Tor for Ubuntu Precise

Claire Voyant
November 22nd, 2012, 09:15 PM
I want to install Tor but my newbieness is keeping me from sucess. Tor documentation states "Do not use the packages in Ubuntu's universe' so there is knowledge required that I don't have. I was able to find out the name of my distribution using the documentation but finding and modifying the /etc/apt/sources.list file is a roadblock.
How can I install Tor with needed stability and security fixes?
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22nd, 2012, 09:24 PM
The Tor browser bundle is probably the easiest and safest way to use Tor.

Just download it, unzip it and start the shell script.

It's available here:


Frogs Hair
November 22nd, 2012, 09:29 PM
I had not used tor until I Read your thread . I downloaded the 30 mb package from the site, right clicked and selected extract here. Next, I opened the folder and double clicked start tor browser script and it installed and started.

Claire Voyant
November 23rd, 2012, 03:49 AM
I downloaded the bundled, extracted the files and when I click on Start Tor Browser I get a text file. One time I got an error message about Vidalia. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I'll keep trying.

Claire Voyant
November 23rd, 2012, 06:42 PM
Success! Thanks for the help guys. I don't browse unless I'm using Tor so I really needed this.