local installation of icecat/tor-browser executable tarball

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chaosmonk

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Iscritto: 07/07/2017

A frequent question here is what to do with an Icecat or Tor Browser
executable tarball. I find myself repeatedly describing how to make
these browsers appear in menus and be launchable from the terminal, so
to save myself and others some time I have created some scripts for this
task.

https://notabug.org/chaosmonk/mozilla-tarball-install

northernarcher
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I will try this when I have more time, but it seems you are doing gods work.

loldier
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Great work! I appreciate. For Icecat, good.

However, Tor Browser Bundle need not be "installed". Extract the tarball on your desktop or a USB stick, and you're good.

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chaosmonk

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On 02/13, name at domain wrote:
> Great work! I appreciate. For Icecat, good.
>
> However, Tor Browser Bundle need not be "installed". Extract the tarball
> on your desktop or a USB stick, and you're good.

By "install" i mean "extract to an out-of-the-way directory and create
symlinks to the binary and .desktop file so that for the end user
everything works as if it had been installed from the package manager."
This approach could work with any Firefox derivative distributed as an
executable tarball, including Firefox itself, but I focused on Tor
Browser and Icecat because they are FSDG-compliant.

loldier
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Tor Browser can be registered (this will add an entry in the menu) by running this command in the Tor Browser Bundle directory.

./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app

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chaosmonk

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> ./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app

Good to know. Does this also add the binary to the user's path so it can
be launched from a terminal?

loldier
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Apparently not. Can't see any success with either 'tor-browser' or 'start-tor-browser' (in a terminal).