torbrowser-launcher - helps download and run the Tor Browser Bundle

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename torbrowser-launcher_0.2.4-1_i386.deb
Package name torbrowser-launcher
Package version 0.2.4
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/python
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 200.09 KB
Installed size 310.00 KB
Tor Browser Launcher is intended to make the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) easier
to maintain and use for GNU/Linux users. torbrowser-launcher handles
downloading the most recent version of TBB for you, in your language and for
your architecture. It also adds a "Tor Browser" application launcher to your
operating system's menu.
When you first launch Tor Browser Launcher, it will download TBB from and extract it to ~/.local/share/torbrowser,
and then execute it.
Cache and configuration files will be stored in ~/.cache/torbrowser and
Each subsequent execution after installation will simply launch the most
recent TBB, which is updated using Tor Browser's own update feature.


Package Version Architecture Repository
torbrowser-launcher_0.2.4-1_amd64.deb 0.2.4 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
torbrowser-launcher - - -


Name Value
ca-certificates -
gnupg -
python-gtk2 -
python-lzma -
python-parsley >= 1.2
python-psutil -
python-twisted -
python-txsocksx >=
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~
python:any << 2.8
wmctrl -


Type URL
Binary Package torbrowser-launcher_0.2.4-1_i386.deb
Source Package torbrowser-launcher

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install torbrowser-launcher deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install torbrowser-launcher




2016-03-15 - Holger Levsen <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.2.4-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream version which prevents a signature verification attack, see for more info.
* Fix AppArmor profile to allow self upgrades. Thanks intrigeri for the
patch! (Closes: #817267)
2016-03-05 - Holger Levsen <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version. Drop all debian/patches. Quoting from upstream
- Removed certificate pinning to to avoid issues
with upcoming certificate change, and hard-coded minimum Tor Browser
version in the release (Closes: #811499)
- Fix issue with detecting language (Closes: #753173)
- Make Tor SOCKS5 proxy configurable, for users not running on 9050
(Closes: #797339, #797337)
- Improved AppArmor profiles
- Added Russian translation
- Switched from xpm icons to png icons (Closes: #802013)
- Changed "Exit" button to "Cancel" button (Closes: #796216)
- New package description (inspired by #812664)
* debian/control:
- Bump standards version to 3.9.7, no changes needed.
- Use /git/ not /cgit/ in Vcs-* headers.
2016-02-01 - Holger Levsen <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.2.2-3) sid; urgency=medium
* Update package description, stop mentioning the removed upgrade feature.
(Closes: #812664)
* Add debian/patches/0003-fix-apparmor-profile-to-support-self-upgrade.patch
to do just that. Thanks to intrigeri for providing these rules.
(Closes: #808140)
* Add ca-certificates as depends. (Closes: #805173)
* Turn the dependency on tor into a Recommends. (Closes: #795240)
* Add dh-python to build-depends.
* Move to section contrib/web, thanks lintian!
* Override lintian's pedantic debian-watch-may-check-gpg-signature warning.
2015-11-19 - Holger Levsen <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.2.2-2) sid; urgency=medium
* Upload to sid.
2015-11-13 - Holger Levsen <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.2.2-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream version. (Closes: #805078)
2015-11-16 - Holger Levsen <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.2.1-2) unstable; urgency=high
[ intrigeri ]
* Re-apply changes from 0.2.0-2, that were dropped by the 0.2.1-1 upload.
* Add debian/gbp.conf to automated selection of the packaging branch.
* Drop AppArmor-allow-Tor-Browser-to-use-shared-libraries-s.patch:
applied upstream.
* Refresh patches.
[ Ximin Luo ]
* Hand over package to pkg-privacy team.
2015-11-13 - Holger Levsen <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version. (Closes: #804184, #804274, #804394)
2015-08-12 - intrigeri <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* AppArmor-allow-Tor-Browser-to-use-shared-libraries-s.patch: new patch,
that extends the torbrowser.Browser.firefox AppArmor profile so that
Tor Browser 4.5 and 5.0 can run.
* debian/copyright: don't include the Expat license's text twice.
* Include-local-overrides-file-in-AppArmor-profiles.-C.patch: new patch,
to include local overrides file in AppArmor profiles. (Closes: #751451)
* Set-torbrowser.start-tor-browser-and-usr.bin.torbrow.patch: new patch,
that sets the torbrowser.start-tor-browser and usr.bin.torbrowser-launcher
AppArmor profiles to complain mode.
2015-05-14 - Ulrike Uhlig <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.2.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version. (Closes: #784041)
2015-02-04 - Holger Levsen <>
torbrowser-launcher (0.1.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version, which adds an option to disable accepting links, to
workaround an issue affecting users running both Firefox and Tor Browser.

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torque-pam_2.4.16+dfsg-1.5_i386.deb PAM module for PBS MOM nodes
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