Package Details: freenet

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Package Base: freenet
Description: A peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant communication and publishing
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Keywords: anonymous censorship encrypted freenet network
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: Xemertix
Maintainer: Thynix (skydrome)
Last Packager: skydrome
Votes: 177
Popularity: 0.026242
First Submitted: 2009-04-17 16:46
Last Updated: 2020-03-26 05:35

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skydrome commented on 2020-02-15 20:21

Changes to the package:

  • Git verifies the signed tag now, you will have to import the freenet developers key from ** or gpg --recv-keys FD6C57F9
  • Includes the Library plugin
  • /opt/freenet folder permissions updated, youll likely see warnings about it when updating. Systemd will change them on its own. Install the package twice and you shouldnt see the warnings again if it changed them correctly.
  • freenet.ini.pacnew can be ignored unless you want a fresh install, only updated for new installations ** New installs will have opennet disabled until you manually enable it
  • wrapper.config.pacnew should be updated if youve made local changes to yours
  • freenet doesnt overwrite our newest geoip db anymore

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salviati commented on 2011-11-30 06:21

su -c "./ start" freenet
dies eventually with
"Could not find the main class: freenet.node.NodeStarter."
The daemon does not report this failure and simply says "DONE".

@ Prometheus: there is no such file /opt/freenet/

salviati commented on 2011-11-30 06:20

su -c "./ start" freenet
dies eventually with
"Could not find the main class: freenet.node.NodeStarter."

@ Prometheus: there is no such file /opt/freenet/

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-23 15:06

Hm looks like my comment should have been targeted at upstream. Sorry :).

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-23 15:00

Holy sh**!!! I've just discovered today that freenet was running without me knowing... I'm wondering if it has been running since 2 and a half months ago?! Or if it started auto-launching itself only since I installed openjdk a few days ago...
*Please* don't install a cron job automatically and silently!

Anonymous comment on 2011-08-17 09:08

From the official wiki:
(q) Is there a way to prevent Freenet from automatically starting every time my computer is booted?
(a) On Linux/Unix: Run the script in Freenet/bin/
Could you add this to your PKGBUILD to prevent freenet from starting without the daemon?

Anonymous comment on 2011-07-05 22:55

Doesn't work (running "sudo rc.d start freenet" says "Done" but doesn't run freenet.)
However, downloading freenet from the official site and running "./" does work.

Anonymous comment on 2011-04-24 22:48

To whoever flagged this out-of-date: this package isn't out of date. You simply need to run /opt/freenet/ when you receive the message saying your node is out of date. Or turn on automatic updating and leave freenet running 24/7.