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Re: (FWD) Re: (FWD) OpenBSD port broke server
On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 09:36:06 -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> I'm surprised you're running OpenBSD if you want to run up-to-date
> versions of things. :)
It's true. They are a little crufty that way.
> The problem is likely that you have two libevents installed: an obsolete
> one in /usr/lib/ and a new one in /usr/local/lib/. If this is the case,
> install the new one into /usr/lib/, or use the CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS
> trick at the bottom of http://tor.eff.org/cvs/tor/INSTALL
Indeed. And that obsolete one will get regenerated every time I
update the source, because it is part of their source package.
That trick (for future reference) is:
CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include" LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib" \
And, yes, it worked.
> If this doesn't fix it, blow away your old libevent more thoroughly.
Silly me, I thought it was using the old libevent I had compiled when
I first embarked on this expedition months ago. But no. This is the
really crufty old version OpenBSD includes.
I choose OpenBSD for my router because I really like how they handle
networking. I like pf and I like how they handle network card
configuration. I can't figure out how to get FreeBSD to do the same
And I'm migrating away from Linux for servers, because I think they're
just too many cooks spoiling the broth, with way too much code, for my
comfort on security. I have confidence it will eventually be a fine
> The keys-changing thing is likely caused by changing your default
> DataDirectory. Figure out where the ports tor puts it by default,
> and then copy over the relevant files:
lupin# mv ~tor/.tor/keys ~tor/.tor/wrong-keys
lupin# cp -R /usr/local/etc/tor/keys ~tor/.tor
What is odd to me is why all of a sudden it is using the user account
when under the previous version of OpenBSD it used /usr/local/etc.
> Hope that helps. Feel free to send mail to the ports maintainer (and I
> use that term loosely) asking why the package isn't up to date. -RD]
Bah. You know the OpenBSD folks. Can't tell'em anything. Believe
me, I've tried. I subscribe to their lists so I can share in their
Now, let me see if I can get this posted from the right e-mail
address... (Sorry 'bout that.)
David Benfell, LCP
Resume available at http://www.parts-unknown.org/