just saw the latest posts on the torproject blog, i see tor v3.x is out, but after running apt-get update there isn't a tor update?

> apt-cache policy tor
  Version table:
 *** 1001
       1001 tor+http://sdscoq7snqtznauu.onion/torproject.org xenial/main amd64 Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 500
    500 tor+http://xx.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages

when i view the repo in the browser i can see there was an update on the 26th:


am i missing something? why isn't v3 an update candidate?

1 Answer 1


As I understand it:

  • is the current stable release and will be what remains in stable releases.
  • 0.3.x is the new stable and will be what it is included in the next stable Debian release (stretch) when it moves from testing to stable.

I wouldn't expect to see it hit Ubuntu or Debian repos until strech becomes stable and jessie becomes oldstable.

  • Appreciate your response. Just seems unusual, normally when they announce updates like that on their blog, there's an update waiting for me. Thanks again, really appreciate your contributions to tor.stack
    – user17692
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 6:08
  • I don't have direct quotes for it because I don't keep logs but the above is what I took away from what Roger told a user who asked the same question in #tor on IRC.
    – cacahuatl
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 18:41

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