Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:16:57 +0200 From: u-uy74@...ey.se To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: tor web-browser doesn't work on musl On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 11:01:12AM -0300, Daniel Simon wrote: > Hi, I face a bug when running tor-web-browser from my new system that uses musl. > > 1) wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/5.5.4/tor-browser-linux64-5.5.4_en-US.tar.xz > 2) tar zxvf ./tor-browser-linux64-5.5.4_en-US.tar.xz > 3) cd tor-browser-linux64-5.5.4_en-US > 4) ./start-tor-browser.desktop > > EXPECTED: tor web browser launches as it does on glibc systems > WHAT HAPPENS: Nothing > > I assume there is a fix... > Thank you very much. I guess the only complete fix does not belong here but is to package the tor browser so that it includes all libraries which it depends on. Then TBB would work on all computers with a compatible kernel. Regrettably, the tor project did not choose this approach. You may want to ask why and/or suggest this on their mailing list or even contribute a better packaging there. Of course an alternative is to maintain multple TBB packages, one relying on glibc, another on musl, a third on another C library and on different variants of resources which are assumed to be present locally... It is hard to expect that the TBB team would do this. A third alternative would be to make musl more binary-compatible with glibc. It is though unclear whether this is possible to a sufficient degree ("sufficent" is going to vary with time too) and whether other local resources expected by TBB would be present on most musl-based distros (I doubt this). Regards, Rune
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