(tor + linux).install()

Jon McLachlan mcla0181 at umn.edu
Thu Jan 3 04:44:49 UTC 2008

I have a bare-minimum linux box, much like a planetlab node that I'd 
like to use to deploy a Tor relay.  In installing Tor, I am having 
trouble satisfying the dependencies for the latest stable tor linux 
source tarball (tor-  I (believe I) have successfully 
installed the latest stable version of libevent, version 1.3e 
(libevent-1.3e.tar.gz).  The "make verify" of the installed libevent 
library seemed to pass all provided tests.  However, when I run 
"./configure" in the untared tor-dir, I receive the following error message:

checking for u_int16_t... yes
checking for u_int8_t... yes
checking for libevent directory... (system)
checking whether we need extra options to link libevent... configure: 
error: Found linkable libevent in (system), but it doesn't run, even 
with -R.  Maybe specify another using --with-libevent-dir?

Any advice, comments, or suggestions on why this might be happening or 
how to go about satisfying this dependency would be very much appreciated.

Best Regards,

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