Create two Tor Browser build machines
Currently, Tor Browser developers have access to one external machine for building Tor Browser. We'd like two new build machines that are maintained by TPA. This will allow us to run parallel builds, and confirm reproducibility of the resulting builds.
The resource requirements for the machines are quite large:
- For storage: 200GB should be an okay starting point
- For memory: we'll need at least 16 GB.
- For CPUs: at least two, but more would be better
The package requirements are documented here: https://gitweb.torproject.org/builders/tor-browser-build.git/tree/README#n20
apt-get install libyaml-libyaml-perl libtemplate-perl \ libio-handle-util-perl libio-all-perl \ libio-captureoutput-perl libjson-perl libpath-tiny-perl \ libstring-shellquote-perl libsort-versions-perl \ libdigest-sha-perl libdata-uuid-perl libdata-dump-perl \ libfile-copy-recursive-perl libfile-slurp-perl git runc \ mercurial
Currently, the default Tor Browser build system (tor-browser-build) requires the user have (essentially) full sudo permissions (legacy/trac#23631 (moved)) due to its underlying use of runc for creating deterministic build environments.