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Re: Tor Browser

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Tor Browser
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:05:13 +0200
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ng0 <address@hidden> skribis:

> What it does is the following:
> A shallow checkout of
> which is usually pinned to a tag specified in the gitian build
> repository of torproject for tor-browser,
> pull in gentoo specific patchsets for the firefox version,
> pull in an architecture specific torbrowser from either
>${PN}/${TOR_PV} (arch is x86 or amd64),
> prepare the source:
> 1. apply firefox patches
> 2. revert "change the default firefox profile directory to be tbb-relative" 
> (patch)
> 3. allow the lightspark and freshplayerplugins for whatever reasons (except 
> them from a blocklist)
> 4. fix some nss problems
> 5. set the plugins directory to the global one of gentoo
> 6. fix sandbox violations
> etc etc (very similar to firefox at this point and before it)
> configure:
> rename install executables and directories
> disable the update + set the tor-browser version
> install (build):
> some orientation around the tor-browser-bunde.git repository
> some firefox again
> set a profile
> install files.

I suppose TB contains a script that does all that, right?  Would it work
to simply run it?  If it invokes wget/curl, then this needs to be
replaced, but the rest should be fine.

It’s unfortunate that there’s no ready-to-build TB tarball, that would
simplify things for us.


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