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

3 Answers 3


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

  • Since this fixed your problem, please mark it as the accepted answer by clicking on the checkmark next to it.
    – Wuffers
    May 9, 2011 at 21:15

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.


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

  • all your links point me to the download install instructions which all requires deb.torproject.org/torproject.org and that is not usable here :(
    – darren
    May 9, 2011 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, 2011 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, 2011 at 20:01

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 port 9050 in proxy sockets (Firefox)

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