[Pkg-privacy-maintainers] Bug#860297: Bug#860297: Patch

u u at 451f.org
Sat May 27 07:19:00 UTC 2017

Hi Bernd,

> Please understand, the problem is not, to run multiple Tor Browsers as
> the same user.
> The problem is to run multiple Tor Browsers, each from a different user
> at the same time on the same machine.

Yes, I had perfectly understood this the first time I read your bug
report, no worries.

> After investigation I found, that this is because of a fixed SOCKSPORT
> and and fixed CONTROLPORT.
> But each user needs his own SOCKSPORT and CONTROLPORT.
> To fix this, the upstream script which is installed at
> ~/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-browser_de/Browser/start-tor-browser
> has to be changed for each user. The patch is attached.
> The patch first searches for free ports and then modifies the config
> files to use the free ports.
> I have build a wrapper script for torbrowser-launcher to apply the
> patch, if it isn't already applied.
> But I hope it will be fixed by upstream.

I'll open an issue upstream to ask for review / inclusion of your patch
or a modified version thereof.


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