FreeBSD Port: tsocks-1.8.b5

Francesco Scigliano francesco.scigliano at
Sat Feb 14 16:29:08 PST 2004

Hi, I found that after installing tsocks on FreeBSD 5.2, tsocks doesn't work properly. A symbolic link to a library is necessary.
This is what I've done.

I download the tbz from the Latest from
travelmate# pkg_add tsocks.tbz

Simple setup file was copied to ${PREFIX}/etc/tsocks.conf.sample
An example of a more complex setup file can be found in
Some more details avaliable in ${PREFIX}/share/examples/tsocks/README

then I edited /usr/local/etc/tsocks.conf to my need and tried to use it:
travelmate# tsocks telnet 80
/libexec/ Cannot open "/usr/lib/"

So this was necessary to make it work:

travelmate# ln -s /usr/local/lib/tsocks/ /usr/lib/
travelmate# tsocks telnet 80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.

Now it works correctly :)

Hope this could be useful.
Gabriele Scigliano

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