Thursday, January 10, 2013

Install/Upgrade to Tor Browser Bundle 2.3.25-2 from PPA in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13

Tor Browser Bundle 2.3.25-2 has been released recently and all users are required to upgrade. This latest release has addressed problems with TurkTrust certificates and it brings the following updates:

  •     Update Firefox to 10.0.12esr
  •     Update Libevent to 2.0.21-stable
  •     Update HTTPS Everywhere to 3.1.2
  •     Update NoScript to

You can find the official release notes here. For manual installation, you can download Tor Browser Bundle from here. For easier installation via PPA, you can see below. The PPA is available for these Ubuntu/Linux Mint distros:

  • Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10
  • Linux Mint 14/13/12
Tor Browser Bundle Installation

Open the terminal and enter these commands for 32-bit systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install tor-browser 
sudo chown $USER -Rv ~/.tor-browser/

For 64-bit systems, enter these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor64 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install tor-browser 
sudo chown $USER -Rv ~/.tor-browser/

Start it from Unity Dash:

Or from the terminal with this command:


PelicanHPC 2.9

Michael Creel has announced the release of PelicanHPC 2.9, a Debian-based live DVD that makes it possible to set up high-performance computing clusters in minutes: "PelicanHPC version 2.9 is available. Octave 3.6.3, dynare 4.3.1, some updates to the econometrics stuff, and also the usual sync to Debian. This release is mainly to incorporate package updates from Debian. A note: PelicanHPC is based on Debian stable ('Squeeze'), and is made using live-build v2.x. Before too long, the testing version of Debian ('Wheezy') will become stable. To make live images with 'Wheezy', you need to use live-build v3.x. The build script for PelicanHPC will need to be adapted to use live-build 3.x. I doubt that I will have time/interest to do that, so if anyone would like to take on the job, feel free to go for it." Visit the distribution's home page to read the brief release announcement. Download link: pelicanhpc-v2.9.iso (727MB, MD5).