torrc placement w/o make install

Andrew Lewman andrew at
Sun Jun 14 13:03:21 UTC 2009

On 06/14/2009 04:48 AM, pigpoked at wrote:
> I installed tor v0.2.0.34 from source, Linux. I run tor from
> ~/tor(verion)/src/or, after running ./configure && make, omitting
> make install. It works well. As it starts, one message is:
> [notice] Configuration file "/usr/local/etc/tor/torrc" not present,
> using reasonable defaults.

~/tor(version)/src/or -f /path/to/a/torrc  will work fine.

There's a ~/tor(version)/src/config/torrc.sample as well.

Andrew Lewman
The Tor Project
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