[tbb-bugs] #22965 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Please adopt torbrowser-launcher on deb.torproject.org

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Tue Jul 18 13:05:26 UTC 2017

#22965: Please adopt torbrowser-launcher on deb.torproject.org
     Reporter:  d3vid                     |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  enhancement               |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium                    |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal                    |   Keywords:
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 To install and maintain Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) on Ubuntu I currently
 need to:

 1. Add deb.torproject.org as a source to get the latest Tor router (per
 2. Add ppa:micahflee/ppa as a source to get the latest torbrowser-launcher
 (per https://github.com/micahflee/torbrowser-launcher#installing-in-
 3. Use torbrowser-launcher to get the latest TBB
 4. Rely on sources and torbrowser-launcher for further updates

 My suggestion (if feasible) is to include torbrowser-launcher in
 deb.torproject.org and thereby skip step 2. (Step 2 is also tricky on
 Debian-based distros other than Ubuntu.) This would not only be more
 convenient, but I would have a single point of trust (deb.torproject.org)
 for everything Tor-related.

 Related upstream ticket: https://github.com/micahflee/torbrowser-

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22965>
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