How to install Tor Client
on Arch Linux

Tor Client

Tor Client

Iain R. Learmonth (irl)

Anonymising TCP overlay network

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.

Tor will accept connections from other applications on your computer on TCP port 9050. If you would just like to browse the web with Tor, see Tor Browser instead. This client is configured with defaults that will work for most use cases. For advanced use, install tor from your distribution's package manager.

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License
Other Open Source
Last updated
7 November 2018

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install Tor Client

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/snapd.git cd snapd makepkg -si

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install Tor Client

To install Tor Client, simply use the following command:

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Get the snap store

Browse and find snaps from the convenience of your desktop using the snap store snap.

Learn more about snaps

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