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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:02:24 -0300
From: Daniel Simon <>
To: Alba Pompeo <>
Subject: Re: tor web-browser doesn't work on musl

By what I could find, nobody has compiled the tor web-browser from
source on musl before.
I can't find any packages for it...
I'll try to make a new email and send it to both mailing lists (musl
and tor) then we can talk to them directly.
Thanks for all help so far.

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 7:07 AM, Alba Pompeo <> wrote:
> How could I build the Tor Browser Bundle from source?
> I can't find any guide for it.
> If someone has ever done this, could you share the binary that works on musl?
> Could TBB be packaged to musl systems (void, alpine, etc) or is it
> only available as a downloadable binary?
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 6:45 AM, Natanael Copa <> wrote:
>> On Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:01:12 -0300
>> Daniel Simon <> wrote:
>>> Hi, I face a bug when running tor-web-browser from my new system that uses musl.
>>> 1) wget
>>> 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.
>> You can not really expect a precompiled binary that is linked against
>> glibc work on a musl libc system.
>> There are 3 possible solutions:
>> - run the pre-compiled binary on a glibc system
>> - ask the tor browser developers to provide a binary built with musl libc
>> - build it from source yourself
>> -nc

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