Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#32259 assigned defect

Tor Browser fails to start on some Linux systems without libatomic being installed

Reported by: gk Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: TorBrowserTeam202007, tbb-9.0-issues
Cc: boklm, sectua1, tbb-team Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: 0.5
Reviewer: Sponsor:


E.g. Trisquel 8 32bit seems to be affected, ses this thread on our blog.

Our Tor Browser 8.5.5 worked on those systems, though.

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Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201912 added

It seems Icecat is still on 60esr, so any older systems that only have Icecat (or similar) installed won't have libatomic installed as a dependency yet (sigh).


 93 [
 94 dnl Updates to the test below should be duplicated further below for the
 95 dnl cross-compiling case.
 97 if test "$GNU_CXX"; then
 98     AC_CACHE_CHECK([whether 64-bits std::atomic requires -latomic],
 99         ac_cv_needs_atomic,
100         dnl x86 with clang is a little peculiar.  std::atomic does not require
101         dnl linking with libatomic, but using atomic intrinsics does, so we                                                                                                                             
102         dnl force the setting on for such systems.
103         if test "$CC_TYPE" = "clang" -a "$CPU_ARCH" = "x86" -a "$OS_ARCH" = "Linux"; then
104             ac_cv_needs_atomic=yes

I guess we can either bundle it (as a fallback) or try detecting this at run-time and notify the user they should install it.

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by gk

Cc: sectua1 added

#32345 is a duplicate.

comment:3 Changed 11 months ago by pili

Cc: tbb-team added
Owner: changed from tbb-team to boklm
Status: newassigned

Assigning more tickets to boklm for the next few months

comment:4 Changed 11 months ago by pili

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam202001 added; TorBrowserTeam201912 removed
Points: 0.5

comment:5 Changed 8 months ago by pili

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam202002 added; TorBrowserTeam202001 removed

Moving tickets to February

comment:6 Changed 8 months ago by pili

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam202003 added; TorBrowserTeam202002 removed

We are no longer in February, moving tickets

comment:7 Changed 7 months ago by pili

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam202007 added; TorBrowserTeam202003 removed

comment:8 Changed 6 months ago by gaba

Owner: changed from boklm to tbb-team

Release all this tickets back into tbb-team.

comment:9 Changed 5 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: tbb-9.5-issues added; tbb-9.0-issues removed

Batch move tbb-9.0-issues to tbb-9.5-issues

comment:10 Changed 5 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: tbb-9.0.1-can removed

We can't fix these issues in version 9.0.1.

comment:11 Changed 5 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: tbb-9.0-issues added; tbb-9.5-issues removed
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