I tried to run Tor browser bundle as a root but it it didn't start and I got the above quoted error message. It is a generally accepted practice that userland applications (ie: application that are not system services) should not be run using a privileged account. This is to help ensure integrity and. sburris0 commented Aug 17, So don't run it as root? All reactions. Sorry, something went wrong. У некоторых после установки Tor на Linux данным методом могут возникнуть проблемы. А именно вылетать ошибка "The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root.