Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#27857 closed defect (fixed)

Tor Browser launcher scripts override user-supplied LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Reported by: creideiki Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Minor Keywords:
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I don't run PulseAudio, but sometimes I want sound in Tor Browser. To do this, I run Tor Browser under apulse (, which adds /usr/lib64/apulse/ to LD_LIBRARY_PATH to make applications pick up its PulseAudio-to-ALSA shim libraries.

I think this used to work fine, but I haven't used it for a long time; the last time was definitely before the major upgrade to Tor Browser 8. Today, I wanted to use it again in 8.0.1, but I got no sound.

Checking /proc/$PID/environ showed that apulse's path had been overridden; it now contained LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./TorBrowser/Tor/ instead.

This is because the ~/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/firefox script overrides LD_LIBRARY_PATH unconditionally:

basedir=$(dirname "$0")


I changed that to add to the path instead of overriding it:


and now I get sound from Tor Browser.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by boklm

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This should be fixed by the patch for #27552:

This patch is included in the alpha 8.5a2 (which will be released today), and will be backported to the stable series after some testing in the alpha.

Last edited 2 years ago by boklm (previous) (diff)
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