Bug 1301667 - Tor does not start
Summary: Tor does not start
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1375369
Alias: None
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: tor
Version: epel7
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marcel Haerry
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-01-25 16:09 UTC by Răzvan Sandu
Modified: 2020-05-18 14:03 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2019-01-07 23:37:51 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Răzvan Sandu 2016-01-25 16:09:50 UTC
Description of problem:

As of January 2016, the tor package in Fedora EPEL is broken (can be installed, but cannot be run/service started, at least in Centos 7.x). However,an already built tor RPM package do exist in official tor repo, as stated at in section "Name clash warning" here: https://www.torproject.org/docs/rpms.html.en 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
tor- (from EPEL)
tor- (from the Tor repository)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install CentOS 7 1511 (x86_64) 
2. Install epel-release package
3. Install tor package from EPEL
4. Try to configure and start tor service (for a relay)
5. Note that with tor package from EPEL, tor service won't start
6. Uninstall tor package (EPEL version)
7. Install tor repo as described at https://www.torproject.org/docs/rpms.html.en
8. Manually exclude EPEL's tor package from installing (as described in "Name clash warning" above)
9  Install tor package from official tor repo
10. With identical configuration (same /etc/tor/torrc as that at point 4), tor service will now start.

Actual results:
With EPEL package, tor service won't start. With original tor RPM package, tor will start.

Expected results:
Present tor package in EPEL should be replaced with the working one.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jamie Nguyen 2016-01-25 17:48:23 UTC
Will need more information than "is broken".

What error do you receive?
Please post output of: journalctl _SYSTEMD_UNIT=tor.service
What are the contents of your /etc/tor/torrc?
Please post output of: ls -la /var/lib/tor

Comment 2 Marcel Haerry 2017-06-29 16:39:40 UTC
Given multiple ppl are successfully running tor using the EPEL package, I can only assume, that the torrc in question is trying to setup an onion servcie (as noted in #1375369) and hence fails.

But otherwise I would suggest to close that bug.

Comment 3 Marcel Haerry 2019-01-07 23:37:51 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1375369 ***

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