January 05, 2018
Build Tor on FreeBSD powerpc
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
The ports tree of FreeBSD 11 has the Tor 0.3.1.9 marked broken as “BROKEN_powerpc64= does not build: error: Need a uint128_t implementation!” The port can be successfuly built using GNU Compiler Collection 5.
Install GCC5 on your FreeBSD.
Add the following settings to the /etc/make.conf to be applied to every build where “make” is used.
Comment out the “BROKEN_powerpc64=” line in the /usr/ports/security/tor/Makefile.
Make and install the Tor port.
Building should begin with no errors and in very first lines you should notice the following.
Verify if desired version has be installed.
Startup the Tor daemon.
Read and understand the Tor manual before enabling the service.
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