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Re: Can't start Tor under Debian
Thanks for the prompt reply and explanation Roger :-)
>> "grep 113 /etc/passwd"
>> Is uid 113 debian-tor,
root@storage:~# grep 113 /etc/passwd
BTW - ls /var/lib/tor shows an empty folder
>> or is this an old debian-tor, or what?
I don't know. Is /tor_0.0.9.6-0.woody.1_i386.deb old ?
>> It looks from the above like you used to have tor installed, and
it probably left its /var/lib/tor/ directory, and then you installed
a new one and it's not compatible with what used to be there?
I did install, remove and reinstall using apt-get
I followed the Debian instructions at
I added the sources, did "apt-get install tor"
Tor installed without emitting any error messages but didn't appar to
I did an "apt-get remove tor" and then "apt-get install tor"
Since my initla email I have done "dpkg purge tor" followed by "apt-
get install tor" however the issue remains the same with error
messages identical to my first post.
/var/lib/tor is not owned by this UID
> (113). You must fix this to proceed.
Couldn't access/create private data directory /var/lib/tor
Acting on config options left us in a broken state. Dying.