[tor-dev] We need a new RPM maintainer

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Thu Jun 16 14:19:15 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 10:06 AM, nusenu <nusenu at openmailbox.org> wrote:
> What is the Tor Project's motivation for providing RPMs (instead of
> relying on the RPM distro maintainer)?

Frankly, I don't know. I don't actually install Tor from packages
myself, since I'm nearly always running Tor from master.

People who download our RPMs: in what way are they beneficial?

> I think jamie is doing a great job at maintaining Fedora's and EPEL RPMs.
> I switched to his RPMs for their systemd and multi-instance support.
> The only thing you don't get from Fedora/EPEL is alpha packages.

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