It might be a masterpiece, but 20 years after starting the developers must have a lot of patience.
How about these later versions now available - worth trying?
Current package details:
- Buster - 0.10.1-5.1
- Bullseye - 0.13.1-2
- Sid - 0.13.1-2
- Experimental - 0.14.0-5
Do we just follow your instructions on the GNUNet page for chroot and then install it from sid or experimental to play with it?
It would be good to have some wiki instructions that are actually useful i.e. can at least connect to the network in Whonix with the current versions available.
I see they have a large manual: https://docs.gnunet.org/handbook/gnunet.html Chapter 5 onwards looks relevant once it is installed?
Although in Chapter 4 it does state you need a minimal configuration file before you can start:
GNUnet needs a configuration file to start (see Config file format). For the single-user setup an empty file is sufficient:
$ touch ~/.config/gnunet.conf
For the multi-user setup we need an extra config file for the system services. The default location is /etc/gnunet.conf. The minimal content of that file which activates the system services roll is:
START_SYSTEM_SERVICES = YES
START_USER_SERVICES = NO
The config file for the user services (~/.config/gnunet.conf) needs the opposite configuration to activate the user services roll:
START_SYSTEM_SERVICES = NO
START_USER_SERVICES = YES
There is also a shortened guide version:
It all looks pretty mysterious i.e. a lot of config and stuff around involved for basic use.