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Re: GSoC Idea: Packaging Tor+Vidalia

On Mon, 24 Mar 2008, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:

> Peter Palfrader wrote:
> > On Fri, 21 Mar 2008, Adna rim wrote:
> > 
> >> My solution at the moment is stopping the tor daemon and removing it
> >> from the runlevels through vidalia's postinst script.
> > 
> > Mucking with another package's config is a serious policy violation.
> > Such a package would never be acceptable for Debian.
> > 
> > 
> That was my thought as well. However, I'm curious what your thoughts are
> on the Debian Way (TM) to solve this problem? Perhaps to patch the tor
> init.d script in the Tor package to check for a flag that can be set by
> the Vadalia package?

I have explained it more than once.  I think the proper way is to teach
vidalia to use a control unix domain socket and have it use the Tor that
is installed and running on the system.

Once vidalia knows how to do that I can enable the control socket in the
package by default.