Tor Browser | How to Install Tor on Debian Operating Systems

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Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install the Tor Browser on Debian Systems.

As you know, Tor is a free software that hides your internet data, helping you to protect against a form of network surveillance that threatens your own internet privacy.

But remember. Nothing on Internet is anonymous. If you do something stupid, no proxy can save your ass.

Let’s start doing the preferable configurations:

Create /opt/torbundle directory:

$ sudo mkdir /opt/torbundle

Set ownership on /opt/torbundle:

$ sudo chown $USER:$USER /opt/torbundle

Replace $USER with your username.

Download Torbrowser:

$ wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/linux/tor-browser-gnu-linux-x86_64-2.3.25-6-dev-en-US.tar.gz

Extract the archive:

$ tar xvf tor-browser-gnu-linux-x86_64-2.3.25-6-dev-en-US.tar.gz

Create this alias, for the tor browser:

$ echo "alias torbrowser='/opt/torbundle/tor-browser_en-US/./start-tor-browser'" >> ~/.bashrc

Reload the ~/.bashrc:

$ source ~/.bashrc

To start the torbrowser, do this:

$ torbrowser

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4 comments on “Tor Browser | How to Install Tor on Debian Operating Systems
  1. geni49 says:

    Thank you very much for your recipe, helped me a lot to install Tor in /opt/torbundle !
    Where I had some problems was to make the download, even I entered the latest version (today 10)
    Anyway I solved it by entering the full URL into the browser and made the download.
    So in the end I can start Tor from /opt/torbundle

    Remaining Question (for me as a newbee) is how to implement Tor in the menu, eg. “Internet”

  2. Huseki says:

    My experience with installing tor on debian 7 was as below.
    Open the synaptic package manager.
    Reload
    Search for “tor”
    Install tor, tor-geoipdb and torsocks.
    The above can also be done on the commandline as follows;
    #apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb torsocks

    Go to your browser settings and manually set SocksHost as 127.0.0.1 and port 9050.
    Select socks v5.
    Leave the Httpproxy blank.
    make sure tor is running by typing on the commandline/terminal the following
    #service tor status
    If it is not running, type the command below.
    #service tor start

    Refresh the browser, connect to internet and visit this URL.
    http://check.torproject.org/
    It will confirm you are running tor.

    Try it and get back to me with your comments

    Huseki

  3. Kurtis says:

    Will these same exact commands prompts work for ubuntu 13.10 or is there something I need to alter?

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