Platform support for Tor Debian (
deb) packages provided by the
deb.torproject.org APT repository has been reduced by The Tor Project.
Namely, platform support for armel and armhf has been removed. Therefore these can no longer be downloaded from
deb.torproject.org and uploaded to
It always takes a few days between a release announcement on
deb packabe availability from
Versions available from
deb.torproject.org can be seen here:
0.4.4.6 to testers repository just now.
armhf and armel are on their way out anyhow. Do Debian repos support all Debian archs? This is useful when building Whonix for non conventional platforms like POWER. Can this be easily selected during build time?
All, don’t know. But more platforms, yes.
Even if the answer for that platform is “yes”, could be that Tor won’t start if Whonix is using Tor configuration features only available in a newer Tor version. Maybe
%include is unsupported in Debian
buster version. I don’t test that since design was decided as per above post and compatible with all platforms not a higher priority goal.
Currently no. But nobody ever noticed for any unsupported platforms. Possible to add code to skip that Tor package from
deb.torproject.org download code.