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Re: [tor-talk] Tor Browser Bundle .deb packaging solution
I find this awesome, but I wonder why there was not a single reply from
It's been said, that Linux integration of TBB could be better and now
someone is here to help but totally ignored.
Everyone busy with other stuff?
> I posted about this the other day but I think most people missed it.
> I've come up with a working solution to packaging TBB in a Debian repo,
> so that people can apt-get install it and easily get regular updates.
> Here's the bug: Make a deb of the Torbrowser and add to repository
> Here's the packaging script I wrote:
> You can git clone it and run "equivs-build torbrowser" to build a .deb
> to install.
> The deb package contains the latest TBB tarball and a launcher script.
> It also contains a "Tor Browser" application launcher that runs this
> script, so users can open Tor Browser from their desktop environment's menu.
> When a user runs the launcher script, it checks if
> ~/.torbrowser/$VERSION exists. If it doesn't, it extracts the TBB
> tarball to there. Then it runs ~/.torbrowser/$VERSION/start-tor-browser.
> Releasing updated versions is simple. The update would include a new TBB
> tarball and the launcher script would include a new version, so the next
> time a user runs Tor Browser it will extract the new version in their
> ~/.torbrowser dir.
> Thoughts on this approach? I'd love to see it happen.
> There's another related bug: Get TorBrowser in Debian
> However I don't think this could end up in Debian without some changes,
> since "The Debian policy states that a package should not contain any
> embedded code copy. So simply shipping the result of TorBrowserBundle
> build is not an option."
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