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|== Broken torbrowser-launcher in jessie ==
A bug (DebianBug:784041) prevents Tor Browser from running on jessie. On every start the browser is downloaded and installed, but it is never run.
There are several options for jessie users:
1. Fix the bug in the stable version of [[DebianPkg:torbrowser-launcher|torbrowser-launcher]] by running the following command in the terminal as root:
sed -i '148s_start-tor-browser_Browser/start-tor-browser_' /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/torbrowser_launcher/common.py
2. Install a newer version of [[DebianPkg:torbrowser-launcher|torbrowser-launcher]] from [[http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/|jessie-backports.]]
Tor Brower protects your privacy while you are surfing the Internet: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.
Tor Browser is based on Firefox and will be familiar to many users.
You have to update the browser regularly to keep your protection strong. In Debian torbrowser-launcher is used to run Tor Browser and update it automatically.
Install torbrowser-launcher by executing the following command in the terminal as root:
apt-get install torbrowser-launcher
Run the browser in GNOME by typing "Tor Browser" in the Activities Search. Run it form the terminal by enterng torbrowser-launcher command.
On the first start the new version of the browser will be downloaded and installed. On every subsequent run a check for updates will be done.