[tor-talk] Ubuntu Tor Packages

Chuck Peters cp at axs.org
Sat Aug 1 02:41:40 UTC 2015

Roger Dingledine said:
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:24:29PM +0000, Chuck Peters wrote:
> > Ubuntu hasn't done a very good job of providing updates for Tor packages.
> > 
> > I'm attempting to do something about it by submitting a request for Tor packages "SRU (stable release update) micro version update exception" to the Ubuntu Technical Board.  If the exception is granted, Peter Palfrader's Tor packages from either Debian or TorProject.org could be used to fix any security issues. 
> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2015-July/002127.html
> Thanks for working on this.

We can now look forward to Ubuntu Tor packages being kept up to date!  [1]

The exception was granted, [2] and some of the Ubuntu Tor packages have been updated. [3]

Without the work of many others, this small victory would not be possible.  A few I would like to mention:
Peter Palfrader for maintaining the Debian and TorProject Tor packages! 
Mark Shuttleworth and Roger Dingledine for their support in this effort!
Marc Deslauriers for his support and updating the Ubuntu packages!


1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates/MicroReleaseExceptions
2. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2015-July/002133.html
3. http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=tor

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