Package Details: tor-browser 12.0.6-1

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Package Base: tor-browser
Description: Tor Browser Bundle: anonymous browsing using Firefox and Tor
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Keywords: Anonymity Browser Internet Network Tor
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: grufo
Maintainer: grufo (jugs)
Last Packager: grufo
Votes: 1268
Popularity: 11.10
First Submitted: 2017-03-23 12:24 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-05-31 08:21 (UTC)

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grufo commented on 2019-08-15 02:22 (UTC)

Before running makepkg, you must do this (as normal user):

$ gpg --auto-key-locate nodefault,wkd --locate-keys

If you want to update tor-browser from AUR without AUR helpers you can run in a terminal:

$ tor-browser -u

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paulj commented on 2023-05-31 15:08 (UTC)

@jahway603 has that issue not been resolved? see line 42 in PKGBUILD.

jahway603 commented on 2023-05-30 18:17 (UTC)

Having same issue reported in my 2023-01-30 comment - please update the PKGBUILD

paulj commented on 2023-05-29 11:34 (UTC) (edited on 2023-05-29 11:35 (UTC) by paulj)

Re out-of-date: not sure if this is at all a good idea but just changing line 20 to pkgver='12.0.6' seems to work.

darkness9 commented on 2023-05-28 22:47 (UTC)

please update version in PKGBUILD because version 12.0.5 does no longer exists in

tilt commented on 2023-05-27 16:21 (UTC)


here are the instructions to add the policies.json file:

hope this can help, bye!

Freso commented on 2023-05-15 09:53 (UTC)

I want to add a distribution/policies.json file to stop Tor Browser from trying to update itself given that that’s handled by this package… but I can’t figure out where to put this file. Any tips?

(Also, unless I’m missing something, it doesn’t seem like this is being built from source? If so, the $pkgname should have -bin appended to it.)

grufo commented on 2023-04-22 22:57 (UTC)


As I already told @rek2 back then, you must understand that since December 2022 this PKGBUILD has not been containing anywhere the string _en-US.tar.xz about which you complain. So if you still get that error, as I already told @rek2 back then, it means that you are using an outdated PKGBUILD. Please run once and for all in a terminal:

curl --silent --fail '' | tar xz
(cd tor-browser && makepkg -sifc)
rm -r tor-browser

yochananmarqos commented on 2023-04-17 17:24 (UTC)

Packages need to build from source. Since this is a binary source, this should be resubmitted as tor-browser-bin.

jahway603 commented on 2023-04-04 16:08 (UTC)

Having same issue reported in my 2023-01-30 comment - please update the PKGBUILD

Porkepix commented on 2023-04-03 18:24 (UTC)

Then I guess when your AUR helper replaces it by a new package, it does more than just a tor-browser -r on the first run that follows the update: I can assure you because I checked several times before writing here to be sure: almost everything is erased. Add-ons and bookmarks are kept because they're part of ~/.local/opt/tor-browser/app/Browser/TorBrowSer/Data and that part is kept. From what I just checked ~/.local/opt/tor-browser/app/Browser/TorBrowSer/Data is kept as is as almost everything in it have a creation date going to the first install/run of the Tor Browser in the computer lifetime. Almost every other directories have a creation date on the last update & run from the AUR helper.

You can easily check all of this like that: downgrade your tor-browser package, download a random file at the default location or touch ~/.local/opt/tor-browser/app/Browser/Downloads. Update your tor-browser package. Launch it. The Downloads directory won't be here anymore. Only downgrading even works for the test as it's seen as a different version. On top of that, if you have ~/.local/opt/tor-browser/app/Browser/ or any lower level directory that seems to be replaced/rewritten open in Nautilus for example, you'll see that Nautilus automatically goes back to ~/.local/opt/tor-browser/app/ because the directory it was in suddenly disappeared.