CONTENT="Modular DocBook HTML Stylesheet Version 1.76b+
Privoxy is available both in convenient pre-compiled packages for a wide range of operating systems, and as raw source code. For most users, we recommend using the packages, which can be downloaded from our Privoxy Project Page.
Note: If you have a previous Junkbuster or Privoxy installation on your system, you will need to remove it. On some platforms, this may be done for you as part of their installation procedure. (See below for your platform). In any case be sure to backup your old configuration if it is valuable to you. See the note to upgraders section below.
How to install the binary packages depends on your operating system:
RPMs can be installed with rpm -Uvh privoxy-3.0.0-1.rpm, and will use /etc/privoxy for the location of configuration files.
Note that on Red Hat, Privoxy will not be automatically started on system boot. You will need to enable that using chkconfig, ntsysv, or similar methods. Note that SuSE will automatically start Privoxy in the boot process.
If you have problems with failed dependencies, try rebuilding the SRC RPM: rpm --rebuild privoxy-3.0.0-1.src.rpm. This will use your locally installed libraries and RPM version.
Also note that if you have a Junkbuster RPM installed on your system, you need to remove it first, because the packages conflict. Otherwise, RPM will try to remove Junkbuster automatically, before installing Privoxy.
DEBs can be installed with dpkg -i privoxy_3.0.0-1.deb, and will use /etc/privoxy for the location of configuration files.
Just double-click the installer, which will guide you through the installation process. You will find the configuration files in the same directory as you installed Privoxy in. We do not use the registry of Windows.
Create a new directory, cd to it, then unzip and untar the archive. For the most part, you'll have to figure out where things go.
First, make sure that no previous installations of Junkbuster and / or Privoxy are left on your system. Check that no Junkbuster or Privoxy objects are in your startup folder.
Then, just double-click the WarpIN self-installing archive, which will guide you through the installation process. A shadow of the Privoxy executable will be placed in your startup folder so it will start automatically whenever OS/2 starts.
The directory you choose to install Privoxy into will contain all of the configuration files.
Unzip the downloaded file (you can either double-click on the file from the finder, or from the desktop if you downloaded it there). Then, double-click on the package installer icon named Privoxy.pkg and follow the installation process. Privoxy will be installed in the folder /Library/Privoxy. It will start automatically whenever you start up. To prevent it from starting automatically, remove or rename the folder /Library/StartupItems/Privoxy.
To start Privoxy by hand, double-click on StartPrivoxy.command in the /Library/Privoxy folder. Or, type this command in the Terminal:
You will be prompted for the administrator password.
Copy and then unpack the lha archive to a suitable location. All necessary files will be installed into Privoxy directory, including all configuration and log files. To uninstall, just remove this directory.
Gentoo source packages (Ebuilds) for Privoxy are contained in the Gentoo Portage Tree (they are not on the download page, but there is a Gentoo section, where you can see when a new Privoxy Version is added to the Portage Tree).
Before installing Privoxy under Gentoo just do first emerge rsync to get the latest changes from the Portage tree. With emerge privoxy you install the latest version.
Configuration files are in /etc/privoxy, the documentation is in /usr/share/doc/privoxy-3.0.0 and the Log directory is in /var/log/privoxy.
The most convenient way to obtain the Privoxy sources is to download the source tarball from our project page.
If you like to live on the bleeding edge and are not afraid of using possibly unstable development versions, you can check out the up-to-the-minute version directly from the CVS repository or simply download the nightly CVS tarball.
When building from a source tarball (either release version or nightly CVS tarball), first unpack the source:
For retrieving the current CVS sources, you'll need CVS installed. Note that sources from CVS are development quality, and may not be stable, or well tested. To download CVS source:
This will create a directory named current/, which will contain the source tree.
Then, in either case, to build from unpacked tarball or CVS source:
If you have gnu make, you can have the first four steps automatically done for you by just typing:
in the freshly downloaded or unpacked source directory.
For more detailed instructions on how to build Redhat and SuSE RPMs, Windows self-extracting installers, building on platforms with special requirements etc, please consult the developer manual.
As user feedback comes in and development continues, we will make updated versions of both the main actions file (as a separate package) and the software itself (including the actions file) available for download.
If you wish to receive an email notification whenever we release updates of Privoxy or the actions file, subscribe to our announce mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order not to loose your personal changes and adjustments when updating to the latest default.action file we strongly recommend that you use user.action for your customization of Privoxy. See the Chapter on actions files for details.