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Introduction[edit]

Many of the packages developed under the Whonix ™ umbrella can be thought of as independent projects in their own right. They are directly relevant to Debian hosts because they can increase privacy and security.

This guide shows how to download these select packages from the Whonix ™ repository; they can be downloaded stand-alone or combined.

How-to: Install Whonix ™ Packages[edit]

Complete the following steps to add the Whonix Signing Key to the system's APT keyring. [1]

Open a terminal.

Install curl, gpg, gpg-agent. [2]

Install curl gpg gpg-agent --no-install-recommends.

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the curl gpg gpg-agent --no-install-recommends package.

Using apt-get command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends curl gpg gpg-agent --no-install-recommends

The procedure of installing curl gpg gpg-agent --no-install-recommends is complete.

Download Whonix Signing Key. [3]

If you are using a Qubes TemplateVM, run.

curl --proxy http://127.0.0.1:8082/ --tlsv1.2 --proto =https --max-time 180 --output ~/patrick.asc https://www.whonix.org/patrick.asc

If you are using Debian, run.

curl --tlsv1.2 --proto =https --max-time 180 --output ~/patrick.asc https://www.whonix.org/patrick.asc

Users can check Whonix Signing Key for better security.

Add Whonix signing key to APT trusted keys.

sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/whonix.gpg add ~/patrick.asc

The procedure of adding Whonix signing key is now complete.

Add Whonix ™ Repository.

Choose either: Option A, Option B OR Option C.

Option A: Add Whonix ™ Onion Repository.

To add Whonix ™ Repository over Onion please press on expand on the right.

Install apt-transport-tor from the Debian repository.

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-tor

Add Whonix's APT repository for default Whonix using Debian stable. At the time of writing this was buster.

echo "deb tor+http://deb.dds6qkxpwdeubwucdiaord2xgbbeyds25rbsgr73tbfpqpt4a6vjwsyd.onion buster main contrib non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/whonix.list

Option B: Add Whonix ™ Clearnet Repository over Tor.

To add Whonix ™ Repository over torified clearnet please press on expand on the right.

Install apt-transport-tor from the Debian repository.

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-tor

Add Whonix's APT repository for default Whonix using Debian stable. At the time of writing this was buster.

echo "deb tor+https://deb.Whonix.org buster main contrib non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/whonix.list

Option C: Add Whonix Clearnet Repository over clearnet.

To add Whonix ™ Repository over clearnet please press on expand on the right.

Add Whonix's APT repository for default Whonix using Debian stable. At the time of writing this was buster.

echo "deb https://deb.Whonix.org buster main contrib non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/whonix.list

Install package-name.

Install package-name.

1. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

2. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3. Install the package-name package.

Using apt-get command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends package-name

The procedure of installing package-name is complete.

Supported Packages[edit]

Packages Looking for a Contributor[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. The following is unreliable due to gpg connectivity bugs [archive].
    sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/whonix.gpg adv --keyserver hkp://ipv4.pool.sks-keyservers.net:80 --recv-keys 916B8D99C38EAF5E8ADC7A2A8D66066A2EEACCDA

  2. gpg is required by apt-key. gpg-agent is required due to the following error message.
    sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/whonix.gpg add ~/patrick.asc
    
    gpg: failed to start agent '/usr/bin/gpg-agent': No such file or directory
    gpg: can't connect to the agent: No such file or directory
    
  3. See Secure Downloads to understand why curl and the parameters --tlsv1.2 --proto =https are used instead of wget.
  4. https://phabricator.whonix.org/T524 [archive]


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