[tor-bugs] #2312 [Tor bundles/installation]: TBB for Linux tarball contains symlinks

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#2312: TBB for Linux tarball contains symlinks
 Reporter:  rransom                   |          Owner:  rransom 
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                    |      Milestone:          
Component:  Tor bundles/installation  |        Version:          
 Keywords:                            |         Parent:          
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Changes (by rransom):

  * status:  needs_review => assigned
  * owner:  erinn => rransom


 Replying to [ticket:2312 rransom]:
 > The Tor Browser Bundle for Linux tarball (version 1.1.1) contains
 several shared library symlinks.  These symlinks are only needed when
 linking a program against the libraries they point to, they are useless at
 runtime, and they cause confusing (albeit harmless) error messages when a
 user extracts the tarball onto a FAT-formatted removable storage device.

 It seems that as of TBB for Linux 1.1.12, the lack of symlink support on
 FAT filesystems actually does break TBB.  This needs to be investigated
 and fixed.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/2312#comment:2>
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