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Actually, I'm using LinuxMint and would like to configure tsocks to use tor proxy as some repositories are banned where I am !.
I did a lot of changes in /etc/tor/torrc, /etc/privoxy/config and /etc/tsocks.config but no way to work and I didn't know how to reset these files to default values as it was long time ago. I tried to remove these packages and reinstall them but these files aren't removable, and I don't know if deleting them manually safe.
Then can somebody help me to re-configure them correctly to be able to use tsocks sudo apt-get install **** I searched a lot but nothing worked well.
Thanks in advance

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    have you try dpkg-reconfigure <package name> and how do you remove it did you try apt-get purge <package name>?
    – eyadof
    Oct 29, 2013 at 18:01
  • well,that worked to re-configure them .However,now how to configure them out to use TOR ?
    – wisdom
    Oct 29, 2013 at 18:07

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torrc you should not have to mess with.

Privoxy's default config has a single line you need to uncomment to work with the default torrc. Search in the file for "Tor". Details:

Since Privoxy 3.0.5, its main configuration file is already prepared for Tor, if you are using a default Tor configuration and run it on the same system as Privoxy, you just have to edit the forwarding section and uncomment the line:

#        forward-socks5             /     127.0.0.1:9050 .

tsocks needs to be told to use 127.0.0.1:8118 (Privoxy's port) for all addresses.

You can also try using torsocks which may work without configuration.

The Tor's project page on torsocks is something you should read.

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you can use dpkg-reconfigure <package name> to restore your package defaults.

if thats doesn't work you can purge them (purge remove the package from your PC totally including it's configs files) by using :

apt-get purge <package name>

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