Privoxy won't connect to the internet

I applied the fix in this bug

Privoxy is running. Configured in Firefox. Default privoxy config.
When I try to access a webpage I get a privoxy error, such as:

Your request for could not be fulfilled, because the domain name … could not be resolved.

I was using privoxy in SUSE 10.2 until yesterday when I upgraded to 13.1. I don’t remember having to configure the internet connection. in privoxy itself.

Firewall makes no difference. resolv.conf is OK. Internet access is OK without privoxy. Same in another browser.

Is privoxy working for anybody?

same problem here, I did a clean install to move from 12.1 to 13.1.
privoxy has always been a bit flaky for me, sometimes the service not starting etc. These problems were normally fixed with online updates.
Also now the privoxy logfile is empty (even after the fix in the bugreport), making it that much harder to debug. Does yours contain anything?

Same here.

From what I gathered, applying the fix will help if you upgrade from a recent version, but fail if it is a new install, or an upgrade from a very old version

Somehow the install script doesn’t set up the chroot environment correctly. Adding the usual suspects /var/lib/privoxy/lib/, i.e.,

does not help either. I guess the above list is missing some libraries

However, you can run without the chroot environment i.e.,

/usr/sbin/privoxy --pidfile /run/ /etc/privoxy/config

but this poses a certain security risk



/usr/sbin/privoxy --pidfile /run/ /etc/privoxy/config

doesn’t work for me - privoxy won’t start

privoxy.service - Privoxy Web Proxy With Advanced Filtering Capabilities
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/privoxy.service; enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2013-11-27 16:56:54 GMT; 3min 3s ago
  Process: 1394 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/privoxy --pidfile /run/ /etc/privoxy/config (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Nov 27 16:56:53 PIP systemd[1]: Starting Privoxy Web Proxy With Advanced Filtering Capabilities...
Nov 27 16:56:54 PIP systemd[1]: privoxy.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Nov 27 16:56:54 PIP systemd[1]: Failed to start Privoxy Web Proxy With Advanced Filtering Capabilities.
Nov 27 16:56:54 PIP systemd[1]: Unit privoxy.service entered failed state.

I also tried several variations of this - e.g /etc/config as in the bugfix - I couldn’t get privoxy to start.

I have a clean install and the fix was required for privoxy to start. The --chroot option is required. I also had to change the path supplied from /etc/privoxy/config to /etc/config (even though that does not exist, is it inside the chroot?)
Also note, I’m on i586, not x86_64 as in the bugreport.

And does privoxy work for you?

no it doesn’t.

Fixes here work for me
(omit ‘64’ if like me you have a 32-bit OS)
Thank you, Manfred.