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Re: arm, TorCtl, and FreeBSD

On Sun, 4 Oct 2009, Andrew Lewman wrote:

On 10/02/2009 03:59 AM, John Case wrote:

I have heard that 'arm' will not run on FreeBSD ... even though it is a
python script, some network functions are linux only ?

Some of the ways arm tries to get the pid of the Tor process are linux
only.  Otherwise, arm works fine in the bsds.

Actually the 'pidof' command is available in the FreeBSD ports tree - are there other mechanisms that FreeBSD is missing that arm uses ?

Secondly, the TorCtl python tool that is a requirement of 'arm' - is
that available as a normal HTTP download somewhere, or do I need to svn
co ?

If you co arm, you'll get torctl as well.

Yes, I see that now.

I installed both 'pidof' and Python 2.6 on FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE and 'arm' seems to work perfectly. I have not noticed any functionality missing ... perhaps there is, though ?

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