How To Install Tor Browser on Debian 11

Install Tor Browser on Debian 11

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Tor Browser on Debian 11. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Tor is an open-source web browser that enables the user to hide his her identity while surfing on the internet. One of the features of the TOR network is that your browsing is encrypted through several servers before going online, obfuscating its origin to improve your privacy and to evade internet blocking.

Install Tor Browser on Debian 11

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Tor Browser on Debian 11 system.

  • Install Tor Browser from the official page.

Run the following command to download the Tor Browser installer on your Debian 11 system:


Next, extract the Tor setup file’s contents:

tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-10.5.8_en-US.tar.xz
cd tor-browser*

Make permissions to the boot script:

chmod +x start-tor-browser

Finally, run the Tor setup:

./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app
  • Install Tor Browser using Flatpak.

First, install Flatpak to your Debian system:

sudo apt install flatpak

Then add the Flathub repository:

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Next, run the following command to install it:

sudo flatpak install flathub com.github.micahflee.torbrowser-launcher

To run the launcher:

flatpak run com.github.micahflee.torbrowser-launcher

Step 3. Launch Tor Browser on Debian.

You can start the Tor browser by clicking on the Tor Browser icon (Activities -> Tor Browser).

That’s all you need to do to install the Tor Browser on Debian (Bullseye). I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading Tor Browser on Debian’s system, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.