[tor-relays] tor relay recommended upgrade procedure?

Alexander Dietrich alexander at dietrich.cx
Tue Mar 18 14:11:03 UTC 2014

You should probably use the Tor project's package repository.

See this page for details:

Best regards,
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On 2014-03-18 13:57, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> Currently running Debian's stable/wheezy version of tor which
> on my first relay, gracemissionstor.
> I discovered the torproject deb repository here (of course):
> https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian
> The following google search:
> debian upgrade site:torproject.org
> didn't give much.
> But the following search:
> "tor relay" upgrade site:torproject.org
> gave:
> https://blog.torproject.org/blog/lifecycle-of-a-new-relay
> and the FAQ which includes:
> https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#UpgradeOrMove
> which relates how to keep the same relay id when upgrading.
> Is there a recommended procedure for upgrading tor relay?
> Should I upgrade asap now that I've realised torproject has more
> recent (0.2.4) stable version of tor?
> Or should I just wait until I have to reboot the server (don't know
> when that could be) or until a security alert comes around from tor
> developers?
> Perhaps I should just rely on the debian package to do the right thing
> regardless (which for most services is to restart the service, but I
> guess could be 'do nothing until next reboot' if the packager decided
> that was wise).
> Seeking some guidance on this issue thanks,
> Zenaan
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