[tbb-dev] Building Tor Browser (Firefox)
rishabhstpaul at gmail.com
Wed May 29 19:23:52 UTC 2019
I am so thankful to you for helping me out. But there is one thing that I
would like to point out. I cloned both the esr8.5-1 and esr9.0-1 branches
and tried building them. Both of them failed with the latest rust version
(which now is 1.35) (got similar macro errors of which I had sent you a
screenshot before). I needed to fall back to rust v1.29.1 to build them
without any errors.
I am really really grateful to you for helping me out. I can now start
working on my project. Thank you so much!
On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 4:14 AM Georg Koppen <gk at torproject.org> wrote:
> Rishabh Raj:
> > Hello Georg,
> > I was finally able to build it, but here is what I had to do. |./mach
> > configure| will not run unless I do not patch the
> > "build/moz.configure/init.configure" file using this website
> > <https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/36f4ba2fb6f5>. After
> > I figured out that |./mach build| was giving me errors because my rust
> > version was 1.34. I downgraded it to 1.29 and it worked (I have no clue
> > to why this is required).
> I wonder what branch you are actually using for building because that
> the patch for bug 1479540, which you need, got backported to esr60
> months ago and is available on all recent tor-browser branches. That
> might be the underlying problem for your rust issues as well.
> Please check out `tor-browser-60.7.0esr-9.0-1` which is the current
> development branch (but `tor-browser-60.7.0esr-8.5-1` should work as well.
> > But now that it has built, I did |./mach stage-package| and then copied
> > contents of the folder "obj-*/dist/firefox/" to the "Browser/" folder of
> > tor-browser-linux64-8.5_en-US which I downloaded from Tor Browser's
> > website. But now, when I run |./start-tor-browser.desktop|, it launches
> > Firefox browser with my current profile. I thought that it would launch
> > Browser, but it didn't. Is this how it's supposed to work? I feel that I
> > close and I might be missing something here. I would be really grateful
> > you could tell me what I am missing here.
> I think you are not checking out the proper tor-browser branch (see
> above), which explains why you need to provide an own .mozconfig file
> etc. even though that file with the Tor Browser settings is already there.
> > For the record, I would be modifying Firefox's webgl code (as in the code
> > which handles the various animation programs which using webgl)
> > Warm Regards,
> > Rishabh Raj
> > On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 7:39 AM Georg Koppen <gk at torproject.org> wrote:
> >> Rishabh Raj:
> >>> Hello,
> >>> I had previously sent a similar mail on tbb-community-team. But Georg
> >>> advised me to send it on tbb-dev. So here I am.
> >>> I am actually working on modifying some parts of Tor Browser for my
> >> project
> >>> and for that I will need to build Tor Browser's source code. I was
> >>> following this website
> >>> <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorBrowser/Hacking>
> >>> (Georg has updated it now) and after cloning tor-browser-build repo, I
> >> did
> >>> a |make nightly-linux-x86_64|, which took almost half a day to complete
> >> on
> >>> my Ubuntu 18.04 system. But, since I would be making some changes to
> >>> browser (mostly Firefox code), I need to alter code and build again and
> >>> again.
> >>> In the above website, there is an option for '*Building Just Firefox*'
> >> and
> >>> I am trying that. Coming to the updated wiki, I think there might still
> >> be
> >>> some issues there. Allow me to make myself clearer:
> >>> (1)
> >>> Installation of packages. Some of them may be deprecated. For example I
> >> get
> >>> this after running the command :
> >>> |||
> >>> Reading package lists... Done
> >>> Building dependency tree
> >>> Reading state information... Done
> >>> Package hardening-wrapper is not available, but is referred to by
> >>> package.
> >>> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
> >>> is only available from another source
> >>> E: Package 'hardening-wrapper' has no installation candidate
> >>> E: Unable to locate package libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev
> >>> E: Couldn't find any package by glob
> >>> E: Couldn't find any package by regex
> >>> |||
> >>> (2)
> >>> Assuming this is not the issue, I proceeded and made the new file
> >>> |.mozconfig| and copied the given two lines into it, cloned and moved
> >>> tor-launcher as well and ran the |./mach configure --with-tor-...|
> >> command,
> >>> which gives:
> >> What happens if you try my last advice:
> >> """
> >> No need for a new .mozconfig. If you check out the latest tor-browser
> >> branch (tor-browser-60.7.0esr-9.0-1) there is already a .mozconfig file
> >> that works for Linux.
> >> Then just using the mach commands on the wiki should work (I tested that
> >> at least the configure command worked on my system) provided you have
> >> the right packages installed.
> >> """
> >> ?
> >> Georg
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