[tbb-bugs] #29981 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Add option to build without using containers

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#29981: Add option to build without using containers
 Reporter:  boklm                          |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  task                           |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                         |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser       |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                         |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-rbm, TorBrowserTeam201904  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [ticket:29981 boklm]:
 > By default the Tor Browser build is done inside containers, which we run
 using runc, which require root access.
 > In some cases, such as F-Droid builds (#27539), this can be a problem. I
 think we should be able to add an option to do the builds without using

 How would that help the F-Droid case given that F-Droid is taking just the
 signature for an app and applying that one to the built they made
 themselves? I mean the non-container build would then need to match our
 build done in a containerized setup so that F-Droid would get a bit-for-
 bit identical output. Maybe I am too pessimistic here but I'd be surprised
 if that worked out-of-the-box...

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/29981#comment:1>
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