I tried to install Tor on my new version of Ubuntu, but it seems that Tor is not available in the repositories.
How else can I install and use Tor?
As of 2014-02-13, The Tor Project's Ubuntu installation page says:
Step Two of "Tor on Linux/Unix" instructions:
Run Tor Bundle 'Portable'
You can run tor without installing it (yeah, someone could consider this off topic here).
If you get a message that says "Good signature" means that your Tor is a good copy.
Now extract it, open the folder, click on
You must add the ppa to the repositories.
For 32bit OS
For 64 bit OS
And now you should update, to load a the updated repository list
And now you can install your tor-browser
On the installation instruction page of
Enter the folloing commands in a terminal of your choice. (
This procedure is the same for every version, but you need to edit the source line with your release name. The currently supported releases are:
add the source. by editing the source list. add the line that starts with deb. change RELEASENAME to what release you are on.
add the keys
update the system and install tor.
Tor browser Ubuntu PPA
Always needed the command:
Run from dash or terminal
The latest release of Tor can be found on the download page. We have packages for Debian, Red Hat, Gentoo, *BSD, etc there too. If you're using Ubuntu, don't use the default packages: use our deb repository instead. Similarly, CentOS / Fedora / OpenSUSE users should use our rpm repository instead.
If you're building from source, first install libevent, and make sure you have openssl and zlib (including the -devel packages if applicable). Then run:
Now you can run tor as src/or/tor, or you can run make install (as root if necessary) to install it into /usr/local/, and then you can start it just by running tor.
Tor comes configured as a client by default. It uses a built-in default configuration file, and most people won't need to change any of the settings. Tor is now installed.
Please pay attention to the warning in bold
The advised method of installing:
add this line to your
where you put the codename of your distribution (i.e. lenny, sid, maverick or whatever it is) in place of . Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt:
Now refresh your sources, running the following command at your command prompt:
If there are no errors you're good to continue. We provide a Debian package to help you keep our signing key current. It is recommended you use it. Install it using
To finally install Tor just run:
Now Tor is installed and running. Move on to step two of the "Tor on Linux/Unix" instructions.
Add this line:
Also, I find it easier to just download the tor browser bundle and unpack it. You get manual updates, but it informs you when there's a new version.