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Can't Install Tor Browser By Command!

nclinuxus

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Greetings, People! I would appreciate some expert tips from someone on how to install the Tor Browser from the command line (in Terminal) with Ubuntu MATE. I recall that it was only a few months ago that Ubuntu and Debian would extract the .zip files and voilà! The browser is ready to run. I can no longer do that; now Tor is requiring users to install via the command line - and I must admit, it's not that easy for me to do. Here are two screenshots of the instructions extracted from the .zip files:

Screenshot TOR 2018-08-24.png


And here's the rest of the instructions:

Screenshot TOR.II 2018-08-24.png


I have had no success in installing Tor and getting the browser to run. What am I not doing right? Also, the Tor browsers from the software "boutiques" in both Ubuntu and Zorin (remember the one I tried out earlier?) did not install on my machine, even though they are already packaged for instant access after downloading. I like Tor because there are sites that I visit, **and** I do not wish to be bothered by the excessive commercial content. And frankly speaking, I do not believe websites in general should be overrun with ads; it detracts greatly from the overall experience. Internet users should be allowed their time and space away from advertising and fake news. I would appreciate your help...thanks for sharing.
 


nclinuxus

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Thanks for the link...I will need to take my time on this, maybe for a day. I'm not a computer geek; I feel frustrated sometimes when it comes to using certain command lines. As you probably already know, Windows was boot and click when I started computing back in '93, and many users were doing commands via DOS back then. My very first computer had a 128 MB hard drive! By 2019, I want to master the Linux command line correctly, but occasionally, some websites seem challenging. I liken my experience in this area to students in school: In the beginning, the subject appears to be a challenge to understand. With a good teacher (maybe anyone here on Linux.org) and student practice, the subject becomes clearer. Sometimes, I feel as if some Linux instructions are given with the more advanced users in mind.
 
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wizardfromoz

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Hi Jonathan :)

Can you give us the outputs for the two following commands:

Code:
ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

#and

ls /etc/apt/sources.list
Now you are on The Beaver MATE, true?

That article @arochester found is interesting, it is interactive.

At the part in Option 2 where it has in italics "I run" and "and want" ... you provide input using the down button. Just change to Ubuntu Bionic Beaver and leave the rest as Tor and stable.

The commands to be used change according to choice.

I know how you feel with complicated documents ;). They DO make certain assumptions.

I have undertakings to 3 other Members to discharge, but I can get onto my Beaver MATE and run the article through perhaps Tuesday - Wednesday if that is any assist.

Cheers

Wizard
 

nclinuxus

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Hello, Wizard,
Please excuse my lack of expertise here, but do I execute the following from Terminal?

Hi Jonathan :)

Can you give us the outputs for the two following commands:

Code:
ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

#and

ls /etc/apt/sources.list
Now you are on The Beaver MATE, true?
I'm on 18.04, 32-bit; I forgot how to find the name of my version because I did not write it down or keep it in a quick spot. I plan to upgrade to 19 within a week. There is so much more to learn about Linux.

That article @arochester found is interesting, it is interactive.

At the part in Option 2 where it has in italics "I run" and "and want" ... you provide input using the down button. Just change to Ubuntu Bionic Beaver and leave the rest as Tor and stable.
OK, Sounds like Vietnamese to me....

The commands to be used change according to choice.

I know how you feel with complicated documents ;). They DO make certain assumptions.
When I started with Windows, I felt the same way then: Sometimes computer geeks who write the code and programs for all of us may assume that the end users are supposed to know, when in reality...they don't. And that's where the difficulty is most evident.

I have undertakings to 3 other Members to discharge, but I can get onto my Beaver MATE and run the article through perhaps Tuesday - Wednesday if that is any assist.
If your article is still available, I may head that way. Sorry that I didn't read this post sooner. I appreciate the help. Have a great Wednesday and Thursday.

Jonathan
 

arochester

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do I execute the following from Terminal?
Yes.

The command for sources.list.d will tell you that sources.list.d is a directory.

What would be better is
Code:
ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.*
Copy and paste the results here.
 

ryanvade

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Hello, Wizard,
Please excuse my lack of expertise here, but do I execute the following from Terminal?



I'm on 18.04, 32-bit; I forgot how to find the name of my version because I did not write it down or keep it in a quick spot. I plan to upgrade to 19 within a week. There is so much more to learn about Linux.



OK, Sounds like Vietnamese to me....



When I started with Windows, I felt the same way then: Sometimes computer geeks who write the code and programs for all of us may assume that the end users are supposed to know, when in reality...they don't. And that's where the difficulty is most evident.



If your article is still available, I may head that way. Sorry that I didn't read this post sooner. I appreciate the help. Have a great Wednesday and Thursday.



Jonathan
Umm, version 19 of what?

Ubuntu releases are YY.MM formated (year of release and month of release) so 18.04 is April of 2018. 19.04/19.10 haven't been released yet (nor, do I think, are they in development yet).
 

wizardfromoz

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Nice catch, Ryan :), the OP may be thinking of Linux Mint, with its 18.3 being succeeded by 19?

From the screenshots above Jonathan is definitely on an Ubuntu MATE, plus there is this from one of his previous Threads (my highlighting)

Which brings me to Ubuntu: Is it true?! For the remainder of this week and most of the next, I plan to run my newly-installed OS, Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS, 32-bit! Good until April 2021! While I'm using Ubuntu again, I plan to revisit the reviews on the available 32-bit-friendly Linux distros and flavors. Zorin has slowed me down on a few things, but I plan to recover from that as I gain some speed with my current OS. By the end of next week, I should be back where I was before I tested Zorin. It was fun and frustrating. Thanks for sharing this, everyone.
Clarification on commands:

@arochester - can I ask what Distro you are on to get that?

The command for sources.list.d will tell you that sources.list.d is a directory.
I know the output but can't put my finger on it.

With my Beaver MATE I get the following (yours will be different to mine, reflects adding of PPAs Personal Package Archives)



... then with the 2nd




... and with arochester's suggestion



With the above, I don't find it as easily human-readable,

Cheers

Wizard
 

nclinuxus

Member
Yes.

The command for sources.list.d will tell you that sources.list.d is a directory.

What would be better is
Code:
ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.*
Copy and paste the results here.
Here is the result of your advice:

LINUX.ORG2 2018-09-02.png


I do my best to follow your steps, but get this result. What similar directories would I list? Thank you for your help.
 

wizardfromoz

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Hi Jonathan :)

Try it as I said in #4, that's two commands, two lots of output

Code:
ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

#and

ls /etc/apt/sources.list
Cheers

Wiz
 

nclinuxus

Member
Hi Jonathan :)

Cheers

Wizard
Hello, Again, People...Sorry for being away so long, but I did return. It looks like Google (is it OK to mention them) is waging an all-out war on anonymous surfing; I saw a couple of embedded frames with the G-famous "we do not allow anonymized browsing" warnings imposed on a scrambled video window (if you have lived as long as I have, you may recall the days when TV stations went off the air. The animated windows remind me of those days). I haven't installed Tor as of yet; most of my viewing problems centered on Google video. Wizard, atanere, rochester, and ryanvade, I apologize to you: I have decided for now, I will tough things out and put Tor on hold. I used to enjoy Google before they went really commercial, would say around 7 years ago? Back then, video was free, and the ads didn't track you like they do now. It's like Facebook: In the beginning, things are cool. But growth brings change, and it seems to me that most websites are incorporating the popular social-media platforms into their pages. I got rid of my Facebook account, and I don't miss it. I do visit a couple of sites that are not embedding Google video in their pages. No ads! No notifications! What a breath of fresh air! No need to use Tor on these sites...I want to go back to those golden days when even Google was simple!

Wizard: Enjoy your first day of Spring on your Sunday. I'll be enjoying my first day of Fall on my Saturday!

Cheers! ;)
Jonathan
 
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wizardfromoz

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No worries Jonathan, you know where we are if you need us :)

Avagudweegend

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nclinuxus

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No worries Jonathan, you know where we are if you need us :)

Avagudweegend

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Yikes! What does "Avagudweegend" mean? And my age has caught up with me: The seasonal equinox is next weekend, not this coming weekend, that's on Saturday and Sunday, the 22nd and 23rd of September. One more week to go. But enjoy this coming weekend, and thank you for the kind responses.

Ciao! Later! Cheers!
Jonathan
 

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