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Re: [tor-talk] Tor is out

On Jun 21, 2011, at 5:03 PM, Matthew wrote:

Tor -v shows I am using on Ubuntu 10.04.

I have deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org lucid main in /etc/apt/sources.list as recommended by https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en
I have run apt-get update and apt-get update but I am still running 

This is the latest in the stable branch. 0.2.2.x is the beta branch, and 0.2.3.x is the alpha branch.

I am wondering why this is the case unless and other 0.2.2.x versions do not apply to Ubuntu.

If you want the beta branch on Lucid, add this line just under the one you already have in /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org experimental-lucid main

The keys are the same, so once you have both deb lines in place, a simple apt-get update and apt-get upgrade will install the latest 0.2.2.x package available. (There may be a delay between source releases and package releases.)

If you want the alpha branch, I believe you'll have to build it yourself. Sources are available at http://torproject.org/dist if you feel like venturing into that territory.

~Justin Aplin

On 21/06/11 07:38, Roger Dingledine wrote:
Tor reverts an accidental behavior change for users who
have bridge lines in their torrc but don't want to use them; gets
us closer to having the control socket feature working on Debian;
and fixes a variety of smaller bugs.

Packages will appear on the download page in the coming days.

(We didn't make packages for the previous beta release, because we didn't
want to harm users who would be bitten by bug 3354.)

Changes in version - 2011-06-20
  o Major bugfixes:
    - Revert the UseBridges option to its behavior before
      When we changed the default behavior to "use bridges if any
      are listed in the torrc", we surprised users who had bridges
      in their torrc files but who didn't actually want to use them.
      Partial resolution for bug 3354.

  o Privacy fixes:
    - Don't attach new streams to old rendezvous circuits after SIGNAL
      NEWNYM. Previously, we would keep using an existing rendezvous
      circuit if it remained open (i.e. if it were kept open by a
      long-lived stream, or if a new stream were attached to it before
      Tor could notice that it was old and no longer in use). Bugfix on; fixes bug 3375.

  o Minor bugfixes:
    - Fix a bug when using ControlSocketsGroupWritable with User. The
      directory's group would be checked against the current group, not
      the configured group. Patch by Jérémy Bobbio. Fixes bug 3393;
      bugfix on
    - Make connection_printf_to_buf()'s behaviour sane. Its callers
      expect it to emit a CRLF iff the format string ends with CRLF;
      it actually emitted a CRLF iff (a) the format string ended with
      CRLF or (b) the resulting string was over 1023 characters long or
      (c) the format string did not end with CRLF *and* the resulting
      string was 1021 characters long or longer. Bugfix on;
      fixes part of bug 3407.
    - Make send_control_event_impl()'s behaviour sane. Its callers
      expect it to always emit a CRLF at the end of the string; it
      might have emitted extra control characters as well. Bugfix on; fixes another part of bug 3407.
    - Make crypto_rand_int() check the value of its input correctly.
      Previously, it accepted values up to UINT_MAX, but could return a
      negative number if given a value above INT_MAX+1. Found by George
      Kadianakis. Fixes bug 3306; bugfix on 0.2.2pre14.
    - Avoid a segfault when reading a malformed circuit build state
      with more than INT_MAX entries. Found by wanoskarnet. Bugfix on
    - When asked about a DNS record type we don't support via a
      client DNSPort, reply with NOTIMPL rather than an empty
      reply. Patch by intrigeri. Fixes bug 3369; bugfix on 2.0.1-alpha.
    - Fix a rare memory leak during stats writing. Found by coverity.

  o Minor features:
    - Update to the June 1 2011 Maxmind GeoLite Country database.

  o Code simplifications and refactoring:
    - Remove some dead code as indicated by coverity.
    - Remove a few dead assignments during router parsing. Found by
    - Add some forgotten return value checks during unit tests. Found
      by coverity.
    - Don't use 1-bit wide signed bit fields. Found by coverity.

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