[tbb-bugs] #29611 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Work around lack of app.update.enabled pref in Firefox 63+

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#29611: Work around lack of app.update.enabled pref in Firefox 63+
 Reporter:  dcf                                  |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  enhancement                          |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_review
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  meek moat tbb-update, ff68-esr,      |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201907R                          |
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Comment (by dcf):

 Experimenting with Firefox 67.0b6 shows that an additional pref is
 required to prevent an update check on the very first execution.
 pr.2.patch sets `app.update.checkInstallTime=false`.

 `app.update.checkInstallTime` and `app.update.checkInstallTime.days`
 control update checks that are based on time passed since the build ID,
 rather than time passed since the last check. References:

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/29611#comment:6>
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