At this point the tor binary is in version Ricochet (https://ricochet.im) hasn't been updated since February and is using tor version There are some major updates between versions. Is it ever a good idea to simply copy the 2.8 binary provided by the official tor repo and overwrite the ricochet binary? I'm not clear on the security/functionality risks involved. Needless to say, I haven't tried this yet.

  • Orbot is also out of date, but nobody bothered to do anything about that. Sep 13 '16 at 4:29
  • is still within the recommended set, it's not broken. This isn't an issue.
    – cacahuatl
    Sep 13 '16 at 15:06
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not a question.
    – cacahuatl
    Sep 13 '16 at 15:07
  • @canonizingironize the question is: "Is it a good idea to simply overwrite the ricochet binary?" Oct 17 '16 at 19:56
  • @canonizingironize it's a clear-stated question, so closing it is a pure vandalism
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Oct 17 '16 at 20:07

The list of recommended versions contains, so it is not officially outdated.

If you want to use a newer version of Tor with Ricochet, just copy or link the Tor binary to the directory where Ricochet lives and start the software. Below you see a screenshot of Ricochet's settings which tells you that it runs with Tor version I used the method above to get a newer version of Tor.

version of Tor


Yes, you can make a drop-in replacement of the binary files, as far as I know Tor is just bundled into the Ricochet, it's not patched and/or tailored in source to fit the needs

UPDATE: Take a look at it's source code - there's no shipped or included tor binary. There's only a messenger itself

  • Yes but the releases that are shipped contained a tor binary.
    – cacahuatl
    Oct 17 '16 at 20:51
  • indeed! the release bundle is obliged to deliver all the parts of the chain, and it's totally OK! Because it's a bundle
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Oct 17 '16 at 20:56

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