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Re: [tor-talk] Tor on OpenBSD 5.6

On 2015-04-09 22:18, Seth wrote:
On Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:53:51 -0700, Richard Johnson <rdump@river.com> wrote:

Your strange attitude aside, one can learn much on OpenBSD by updating the
ports and building a revised package.

Look, I just get fed up with people being dismissive pricks, both to myself

I don't intend to be dismissive, but the manner in which you present your views may be counterproductive. I was being nice when I said "weird attitude". Your term may be more accurate. ;)

Easy enough to change the version in Makefile, confirm PGP sig, and update

Did you even test the above, because I have, and it's not 'easy enough'.

There's the weird attitude again. I mostly get that you intensely dislike alternatives to your way, and your ego is offended by them, so you lash out.

That aside, maybe consider something productive like this?

(Note: I did this before Pascal updated the Makefile and distinfo in the OpenBSD ports tree with the same changes. I see my diff here is now redundant.)
$ diff -r -u /usr/ports/net/tor /usr/ports/net/tor-
diff -r -u /usr/ports/net/tor/Makefile /usr/ports/net/tor-
--- /usr/ports/net/tor/Makefile Mon Apr  6 17:02:12 2015
+++ /usr/ports/net/tor- Mon Apr  6 17:57:44 2015
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@

 COMMENT=       anonymity service using onion routing

-DISTNAME=      tor-
+DISTNAME=      tor-
 REVISION=      0
 HOMEPAGE=      https://www.torproject.org/
diff -r -u /usr/ports/net/tor/distinfo /usr/ports/net/tor-
--- /usr/ports/net/tor/distinfo Mon Apr  6 17:02:12 2015
+++ /usr/ports/net/tor- Mon Apr  6 17:58:15 2015
@@ -1,2 +1,2 @@
-SHA256 (tor- = wzSeRXxxuOXBOMZWknsrvKC/oDU5/+6FebDlaP+xAoM=
-SIZE (tor- = 3594452
+SHA256 (tor- = 8c2be88a542ed1b22a8d3d595ec0acd0e28191de273dbcaefc64fdce92b89e6c
+SIZE (tor- = 3595669

After a successful build, a 'pkg_delete tor' followed by a 'sudo make install' gets everything cleaned up fine. It works now in production for 5 relays and a bridge. And has for about 5 years to date.

Further, reading the port files, including any files in the patches directory can be quite instructive. Past just using them, they can educate about how to do hand builds on OpenBSD. The comments in the Makefile are great for leading further exploration.

I won't address your subsequent comments, as they describe standard sig verification and OS-specific patch applications common to all approaches. I don't have an easy or generic solution to them.

Best of luck.


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