Gateway tor problem latest update


Please post your folder permissions.

sudo ls -la /var/lib/tor


sudo ls -la /var/lib/tor/hidden_service


First image:
you got a typo.



Correct your torrc to:


Second image:
Please post your folder permissions as requested in my previous post.


Ok I’ll do that now one second.

These ss are from my host machine I quickly took the pic and noticed the typo after I posted it, It makes no difference though that is not causing the issue, I corrected it and of course and re-uploaded a new screenshot, the issue is also persistent on my vps and dedicated server too.

I will do as you requested now and edit this reply one moment


Any AppArmor denied messages?

sudo grep DENIED /var/log/syslog


Same error if you manually run that command?

sudo -u debian-tor tor --verify-config


I guess not. And if not… It’s a whonixcheck AppArmor bug since it has no permission to read /var/lib/tor/hidden_service.


Ok I ran both commands here is the results.



Bug confirmed. Working on a fix.


You’re the man thank you.



whonixcheck_4.6.4-1_all.deb is now available for testers from Whonix jessie-proposed-updates and testers repository suites.


I have a similar issue and i checked /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.whonixchech is already fixed.here is a screenshot of the error: basically I was messing around with hidden service and i think i messed up the permissions for /var/lib/tor/.tor.


If you just need to change ownership back,
sudo chown -R debian-tor:debian-tor /var/lib/tor


drw—S--- 2 debian-tor debian-tor 4096 Nov 27 23:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 46 root root 4096 Nov 20 09:48 …
-rw------- 1 debian-tor debian-tor 18209 Nov 27 23:27 cached-certs
-rw------- 1 debian-tor debian-tor 1996740 Nov 27 23:27 cached-microdesc-consensus
-rw------- 1 debian-tor debian-tor 998190 Nov 27 23:45 cached-microdescs
-rw------- 1 debian-tor debian-tor 0 Nov 27 23:45 cached-microdescs.new
-rw------- 1 debian-tor debian-tor 0 Nov 27 23:15 lock
-rw------- 1 debian-tor debian-tor 6569 Nov 27 23:46 state




Same error if you manually run that command?


Did you make changes to /etc/tor/torrc?

Whonixcheck is looking for a directory /var/lib/tor/.tor which doesn’t exist.


I changed the owner to root then back to debian-tor and I was able to start tor but I get this error now when doing whonixcheck.


Strange… does echo $(timedatectl) work?

I’m reluctant to spend time troubleshooting this because

  1. it’s a unique config issue (so limited benefit to others)
  2. you don’t remember exactly what changes you’ve made (otherwise, you would reverse them and not need any help)

If you have a clean snapshot, get what you need, and revert the VM. You should always make a clean snapshot after initial install. And it’s always a good idea to clone the VM before tinkering.

If you absoutely need to salvage this instance, then we can try to troubleshoot further.

whonixcheck script bug 12/2017

It’s used here.

Try running manually in a terminal.

timedatectl ; echo $?