How To Install Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 9

Install Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Tor a.k.a The Onion Router, is open-source, free software that permits anonymous communication using online services like web surfing. Tor routes Internet traffic through a free, global, volunteer overlay network made up of more than 5,000 relays. However, users should be aware of both the advantages and disadvantages of using Tor before deciding whether or not it is the right tool for them.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"

Step 2. Installing Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 9.

By default, Tor Browser is not available on the AlmaLinux 9 base repository. Now run the following command to download the latest stable version of the Tor browser from the official page to your AlmaLinux system:

wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/11.5.2/tor-browser-linux64-11.5.2_en-US.tar.xz

Next, extract the downloaded archive:

tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-11.5.2_en-US.tar.xz

Navigate to inside the folder:

cd tor-browser*

Let’s register it to create an Application launcher shortcut to easily start the Tor browser:

./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app

Step 3. Accessing Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 9.

Once the installation is completed, open the Tor Browser on your system by using the application search bar. Click on the ‘Activities’ and then type ‘ Tor Browser’ in the application search box or by executing the following command:

tor-browser

Install Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 9

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Tor Browser. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Tor Browser on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Tor website.

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