Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

#22965 new enhancement

Please adopt torbrowser-launcher on deb.torproject.org

Reported by: d3vid Owned by:
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Description

To install and maintain Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) on Ubuntu I currently need to:

  1. Add deb.torproject.org as a source to get the latest Tor router (per https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian)
  2. Add ppa:micahflee/ppa as a source to get the latest torbrowser-launcher (per https://github.com/micahflee/torbrowser-launcher#installing-in-ubuntu)
  3. Use torbrowser-launcher to get the latest TBB
  4. Rely on sources and torbrowser-launcher for further updates

My suggestion (if feasible) is to include torbrowser-launcher in deb.torproject.org and thereby skip step 2. (Step 2 is also tricky on Debian-based distros other than Ubuntu.) This would not only be more convenient, but I would have a single point of trust (deb.torproject.org) for everything Tor-related.

Related upstream ticket: https://github.com/micahflee/torbrowser-launcher/issues/269

Child Tickets

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by gk

Component: Applications/Tor BrowserInternal Services/Service - deb.tpo
Owner: changed from tbb-team to weasel

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by weasel

Component: Internal Services/Service - deb.tpoApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: changed from weasel to tbb-team

This is not a bug with the deb.tpo infrastructure. Moving back.

comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by gk

Component: Applications/Tor BrowserApplications/Tor bundles/installation
Owner: changed from tbb-team to erinn

FWIW: we can move this forward once we find somebody in the community who wants to maintain torbrowser-launcher on deb.torproject.org.

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by gk

Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installationCommunity
Owner: changed from erinn to alison

comment:5 Changed 3 weeks ago by alison

Owner: alison deleted
Status: newassigned

unassigning myself from this, but someone from the community should feel free to take it.

comment:6 Changed 3 weeks ago by alison

Status: assignednew
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