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Tor Browser Downloader by Whonix developers

Automates download and verification of Tor Browser from The Tor Project's website. Useful for initial installation of Tor Browser, clean re-installations of Tor Browser and keeping newly created Qubes AppVMs inherited from updated Qubes TemplateVMs can ship up to date versions of Tor Browsers.

Incapable of preserving of updating and preserving user data. Use Tor Browser's internal updater for that purpose. Notifies about already exiting installations of Tor Browser. Renamed rather than deletes old versions of Tor Browsers to avoid user data loss.

Has a cli and a gui mode. Can auto detect latest version numbers or use user configured version numbers. Comes with a download confirmation screen that lets users choose which version to download. [1] Has a installation confirmation screen [2] that enables users to detect indefinite freeze and rollback attacks.

Integrates well with tb-starter, tb-default-browser and open-link-confirmation package as well as with Qubes.

Without the curl-scripts package installed, the GUI will not move the progress bar.

If you have the curl-scripts package installed, it will show a nicer progress bar when run in terminal and more meaningful curl exit code messages, when curl failed.

When having the helper-scripts package installed (recommended for Anonymity Distributions), Tor Browser Downloader will check, that Tor is enabled, that no package manager is currently running and that Tor finished bootstrapping before download attempts.

This package is produced independently of, and carries no guarantee from, The Tor Project.

[1] https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Download_Confirmation_Screen [2] https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Installation_Confirmation_Screen

How to install tb-updater using apt-get

1. Add Whonix's Signing Key.

sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/whonix.gpg adv --keyserver hkp://ipv4.pool.sks-keyservers.net:80 --recv-keys 916B8D99C38EAF5E8ADC7A2A8D66066A2EEACCDA

3. Add Whonix's APT repository.

echo "deb http://deb.whonix.org buster main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/whonix.list

4. Update your package lists.

sudo apt-get update

5. Install tb-updater.

sudo apt-get install tb-updater

How to Build deb Package

Replace apparmor-profile-torbrowser with the actual name of this package with tb-updater and see instructions.

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