Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#8648 closed task (invalid)

Tor Browser Launcher in

Reported by: micahlee Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Internal Services/Tor Sysadmin Team Version:
Severity: Keywords: tbb, deb
Cc: mikeperry, strangecharm, pde, ioerror, adrelanos@… Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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I've been working on a project called Tor Browser Launcher. You can see the code here:

I wrote it to address bugs #3994 and #5236. Basically, it's a program that you're supposed to install from your package manager. It handles downloading TBB for you (for your architecture and in your language), verifying gpg signatures, and installing it for you. It also auto-updates. It also includes a .desktop file, so users can open Tor Browser from their desktop environment's menu, attach it to their panels, etc.

Using Tor Browser Launcher will be the most secure way for Linux users to get TBB since it verifies signatures, and most users who just download the tarball don't. Eventually I hope to make Mac and Windows versions too.

This project is almost ready for the first release. When it is ready, can I get it in After that I also want to try to get it in Debian and Ubuntu, so users can just apt-get install torbrowser-launcher to securely get the latest TBB.

Also, I talked with ioerror about making a metapackage called torbrowser that installs torbrowser-launcher, and maybe other torbrowser-related packages.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by proper

Cc: adrelanos@… added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by weasel

Do you have a Debian package yet? Has it been uploaded to Debian yet?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by micahlee

No, not yet. Here's the TBL issue for it:

ioerror opened an ITP for it here but that's the farthest the process has gone, I think. I might open one myself soon.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by weasel

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Ok. Then bring this up again when we have packages?

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by proper

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

There are packages now and this might help, Tor Browser Launcher needs to be often upgraded.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by weasel

Resolution: invalid
Status: reopenedclosed

There are no packages in Debian AIUI.

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