Saturday, September 02, 2006

privoxy on linux

Here's what I did to get privoxy working on linux, using the source tarball:- The unpacked source does not come with a configure script. You have say: autoheader autoconf before you can say configure;make;make install It builds and installs just fine once this is known. It installs into /usr/local/sbin with the config files in /usr/local/etc/privoxy. This is actually a mis-match - when privoxy is run from /usr/local/sbin it complains that it cannot find the config file /usr/local/sbin/config. Of course it can't find it! The files are in /usr/local/etc/privoxy! Create a symbolic link:- cd /usr/local/sbin ln -s /usr/local/etc/privoxy/config . Then the privoxy daemon will start up ok. Then you just change the proxy settings in firefox to point to for all protocols. That's it!

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