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353 words by gman999 written on 2016–03–20, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: pets, porting ⋔ Previous post: STATUS: TB 5.5 and i386/amd64 Snapshots ⋔ Next post: TB 5.5 on the Current Snapshots
Porting Targets for PETs is meant as a hit list of privacy enhanncing related ports that may or may not be in the main BSD port/package systems. As we make clear on the page, some should be considered for entry into BSD ports systems, while others may not be good candidates for a variety of reasons.
As we (manually) update the project page, a few points come to our attention:
pdf-redact-tools is now in NetBSD’s cross-platform ports system, pkgsrc.
torsocks isn’t in the pkgsrc tree, which comes as a surprise (and correction).
onioncat was added to the list, and it’s also not in the pkgsrc tree. The OpenBSD version is outdated.
Since our last update, we’re happy to see that ricochet is now in DragonFly BSD’s DPorts system.
obfsproxy is not in the OpenBSD ports tree, but it is in the GitHub work-in-progress ports. obfsproxy also isn’t in the pkgsrc tree. Pluggable transports are worthwhile ports to consider, since the censorers are fond of blocking Tor traffic.
We are excited there’s a pkgsrc attempt to port Tor Browser. We have reached out to the developer directly and indirectly several times, but have not heard back unfortunately. Our TDP fellow-travellers tried to reach out to the developer, ryoon AT netbsd.org, at [AsiaBSDCon](https://2016.asiabsdcon.org/] last week, but were unable to find him. We do hope to hear back from him at some point to synchronize our efforts. We are sure there’s a lot to learn from each others’ experiences.
Don’t hesitate to ping us if you’re interested in addressing anyone of the above ports. We can direct you to the appropriate mailing list or developers, or dump any Makefiles we may have already created.
At this point, TDP isn’t focusing on porting these applications, but unofficially we have begun to toy with some of them.
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