There are several ways to retrieve OnionCat. The easiest way to install it is to use the package manager of your operating system. OnionCat is known to be included at least in Debian Linux, ArchLinux, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD, and probably others which are not explicitly known.
The method which should work on nearly all systems is to download the source package from the primary location https://www.cypherpunk.at/ocat/download/Source/current/ and compile and install it manually. Since OnionCat was developed with portability in mind this works on Linux, Windows with Cygwin, Mac OSX, and Solaris. Currently there is no report of any system where it does not work. Please do not hesitate to contact us for bug reports or feature requests.
The build chain is based on the GNU Autotools, hence, simple do
The source code of OnionCat is managed on Github since 9th of January 2018. The repository is found at github.com/rahra/onioncat. You can checkout the latest version directly with the following command:
git clone https://github.com/rahra/onioncat
To build from the Github source you need to have
automake installed. Then run
autoreconf -f which will create the configure script. Finally run
sudo make install.