[tor-dev] Symlink to latest sources

Peter Swire swirepe at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 20:35:15 UTC 2014

Dear Roger,

You've avoided that for both binaries and sources?  That's interesting.  I
guess it makes sense, if it's been a problem before.

I mostly would like to be able to wget the the sources and build them
automatically, without having to specify a version number.  Whenever I
setup a new machine, I like to make it a tor relay; I don't particularly
care about versions, just as long as it's new enough to not have any old


> Hi Peter,
> So far we have avoided doing this approach, since it increases the number
> of user support cases where we ask "what version?" and they say "latest"
> because their file name doesn't actually tell them what version it is.
> I guess we could try adding the symlink but then never tell anybody
> about it, in hopes that users will keep downloading the files that have
> version numbers in their names.
> What problem are you trying to solve?
> --Roger
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