Opened 5 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#33520 new defect

'hacking Tor' web page has a few problems

Reported by: drjohnson1984 Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Very Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Trivial Keywords: wiki documentation TorBrowserTeamTriaged
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Description

The page https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorBrowser/Hacking#WaystoBuildTorBrowser for building just the browser has a couple of problems.

The first is that the origin/Master branch doesn't build using those instructions. The 'mach configure' line's first option throws an error. Remove that option and you get ValueError in build/moz.configure/init.configure split-triplet.

I went to branch tor-browser-68.5.0esr-9.5-1 and these went away. The page should point people to either 'oldest branch that builds' or just say use the latest if you're going to hack.

With this version, the steps are good except it misses one. It says that tor-launcher needs to be in browser/extensions. It doesn't say that torbutton needs to be in toolkit/torproject.

I know they are small, but they might save someone else some time.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 months ago by pili

Cc: traumschule trac-dip-importer ggus removed
Component: Webpages/WebsiteApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: changed from hiro to tbb-team
Version: sbws: unspecified

Thanks for reporting, we will try to review and update the instructions accordingly

comment:2 Changed 5 months ago by pili

Keywords: TorBrowserTeamTriaged added
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