[tbb-bugs] #13373 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Get rid of LD_LIBRARY_PATH and use a relative RPATH/RUNPATH in Linux bundles

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#13373: Get rid of LD_LIBRARY_PATH and use a relative RPATH/RUNPATH in Linux
 Reporter:  gk                        |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement               |         Status:  needs_review
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-rbm                   |  Actual Points:
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Changes (by sukhbir):

 * status:  new => needs_review


 For review (will need!):


 This still has an issue but I thought I should submit the current state
 for review. The issue is that for selfrando and as per #22242, we do this
 in `firefox/build`:

 219       [% IF c("var/selfrando") -%]
 220         # remove RUNPATH added by selfrando (see #22242)
 221         chrpath -d $LIB
 222       [% END -%]

 So this removes the `RUNPATH` for `firefox.real` even if we set it during
 the build (as in the above branch). So as per the current branch and if we
 remove the selfrando line, the `RUNPATH` looks like:

  0x000000000000001d (RUNPATH)            Library runpath:

 which is we want except we don't want it for selfrando? So how should we
 handle this? Should we set the `RUNPATH` for Firefox, then remove the one
 for selfrando selectively? Or should we not bother to compile Firefox with
 the `RUNPATH` and then later change it manually using `chrpath`? I am not
 sure what is the preferred approach.

 Other things that remain: updating the tests in `tor-browser-bundle-

 PS: I also fixed #24465 in this commit since it was (somewhat) related and
 is a one-line change.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13373#comment:4>
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