Link Tor Browser Bundle statically against musl libc
Right now it isn't possible to run the pre-compiled tor browser bundle on musl libc based Linux distributions.
I have found a mail thread from musl users/developers discussing this subject, in which Rich Felker came up with the following proposal (to always statically compile against musl):
One thing to note: the whole point of Tor Browser Bundle is to avoid all sorts of side-channel/information-leak risks associated with just using a normal web browser build on Tor. If anything showing that your Tor Browser Bundle is built against musl rather than glibc leaks out to the network, this would compromise much of the benefit of the package -- there are relatively few musl desktop users, and even fewer who use Tor Browser, so it becomes much easier to identify you. Of course it would be ideal if they always used musl, and fully static-linked, so that there wouldn't even be any risk of glibc version information (from the system-wide glibc) leaking over the network.
However, the thread ends with the following words, so I guess this never reached the tor developers:
I just tried to but my message was apparently rejected (not just held for moderation) for not being a subscriber.
So what is your point of view on this subject? Thanks!