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Can't start Tor under Debian
Installed Tor 0.9.6 onto Debian testing and can't get Tor to run.
I followed the thread below as it had exactly the same problem as
myself (can't start Tor) but it never came to a successful conclusion
and it seems contradictory to uninformed me. Eg: /etc/init.d/tor (as
root) is the proper way to start it.
Why create a user called debian-tor if root is supposed to start Tor
root@storage:/etc/init.d# apt-get install tor
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
mixmaster mixminion anon-proxy
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 314 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/680kB of archives.
After unpacking 1593kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously deselected package tor.
(Reading database ... 149528 files and directories currently
Unpacking tor (from .../tor_0.0.9.6-0.woody.1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up tor (0.0.9.6-0.woody.1) ...
debian-tor uid check: ok
debian-tor homedir check: ok
root@storage:/etc/init.d# /etc/init.d/tor start
Starting tor daemon: tor...
Mar 29 17:46:09.921 [notice] tor_init(): Tor v0.0.9.6. This is
experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
Mar 29 17:46:09.923 [warn] /var/lib/tor is not owned by this UID
(113). You must fix this to proceed.
Mar 29 17:46:09.923 [err] options_act(): Couldn't access/create
private data directory /var/lib/tor
Mar 29 17:46:09.923 [err] init_from_config(): Acting on config
options left us in a broken state. Dying.
root@storage:/etc/init.d# ps auxw|grep tor
No process named tor is found (apart from the grep of course)
root@storage:/etc/init.d# cat /var/log/tor/log
cat: /var/log/tor/log: No such file or directory
root@storage:/etc/init.d# socksify lynx www.noreply.org
This connects but displays my IP address in the EHLO and that means
Tor isn't running.
FYI - I have tested Tor on a Windows box here and it's fine.
Is there a wiki we can add this information to for Debian users ?