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I'm using Linux Mint 10 Julia and currently in the UAE. I'm having trouble accessing a lot of websites so I want to install tor. However the the domain is block and so the repo address of tor itself is blocked.

How can I install it otherwise or are there other links I can try?


the problem is not connecting to sites like https://www.torproject.org/ but connecting to the deb repos like http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org

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From here I downloaded the Tor Browser Bundle for GNU/Linux on i686 and it worked.

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Since this fixed your problem, please mark it as the accepted answer by clicking on the checkmark next to it. –  Wuffers May 9 '11 at 21:15
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If this doesn't work try these. I personally would go with the browser bundle. Note: the instructions on these pages are just copies of the ones found on the main site, however many them have separate repo addresses.

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https://www.torservers.net/mirrors/torproject.org/
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https://www.oignon.net/
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https://www.torproject.us/
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https://tor.beme-it.de/
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https://torproj.xpdm.us/
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https://tor.blingblingsquad.net/
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https://tor.tomyn.com/
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https://tor-www.5coluna.com/
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http://jan25.virtadpt.net/

If all else fails send an empty email (from gmail only) with the subject HELP to gettor AT torproject.org

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all your links point me to the download install instructions which all requires deb.torproject.org/torproject.org and that is not usable here :( –  mongoose_za May 9 '11 at 19:15
    
Don't use apt-get. Download the browser bundle for deb such as torservers.net/mirrors/torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/linux/… –  Blomkvist May 9 '11 at 19:17
    
Yes I see the edit to your question and this what concerns me is that you seem to have difficulty understanding tor. This is why I suggested the bundle. If you have trouble with the repo just remember that the DNS is in a round robin configuration so that you can use a part of it without necessarily needing the whole. The examples typically used are deb-master.torproject.org, mirror.netcologne.de or tor.mirror.youam.de –  Blomkvist May 9 '11 at 20:01
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Easy, you can update it:

  • install Vidalia from software manager
  • then install proxychains
  • kill Tor (sudo killall tor)
  • start Vidalia and wait until it connects
  • add Tor repo to sources list
  • in terminal type proxychains sudo apt-get update
  • Tor will be updated
  • use 127.0.0.1 port 9050 in proxy sockets (Firefox)
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