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Re: [bug#41694] [PATCH] doc: cookbook: Add entry about getting substitut

From: André Batista
Subject: Re: [bug#41694] [PATCH] doc: cookbook: Add entry about getting substitutes through Tor.
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 23:19:51 -0300

Hello Brice,

I think it would be useful to warn users that when pulling there is
a direct connection to guix git repos, so to route it through Tor,
one needs to use torsocks. It wont make the configuration foolproof,
but it will reduce the leaks to clearnet.

From 6a73b1b1129d3d636d7a0559dffa19e5d40aaf0d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: =?UTF-8?q?Andr=C3=A9=20Batista?= <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 23:13:03 -0300
Subject: [PATCH] doc: cookbook: Add info on the need of using torsocks when

* doc/guix-cookbook.texi (Getting substitutes from Tor): Add note at
  the end on using torsocks when pulling.
 doc/guix-cookbook.texi | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/doc/guix-cookbook.texi b/doc/guix-cookbook.texi
index 1342826c97..1852ce6c3a 100644
--- a/doc/guix-cookbook.texi
+++ b/doc/guix-cookbook.texi
@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@ Copyright @copyright{} 2020 Oleg Pykhalov@*
 Copyright @copyright{} 2020 Matthew Brooks@*
 Copyright @copyright{} 2020 Marcin Karpezo@*
 Copyright @copyright{} 2020 Brice Waegeneire@*
+Copyright @copyright{} 2020 André Batista@*
 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
 under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or
@@ -1802,7 +1803,7 @@ at your own risk.
 @end quotation
 Guix's substitute server is available as a Onion service, if you want
-to use it to get your substitutes from Tor configure your system as
+to use it to get your substitutes through Tor configure your system as
@@ -1843,6 +1844,11 @@ sudo herd set-http-proxy guix-daemon 
 guix build --substitute-urls=https://bp7o7ckwlewr4slm.onion …
 @end example
+Note that the procedure described above applies only to package substitution.
+When you update your guix distribution with @command{guix pull}, you should
+use @command{torsocks} if you want to route the connection to guix git
+repository servers through Tor.
 @c *********************************************************************
 @node Advanced package management
 @chapter Advanced package management

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