Opened 7 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#11277 closed defect (wontfix)

Bug creating hidden service with vidalia

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Component: Archived/Vidalia Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04
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Tor exited when I created a new hidden service using vidalia 0.2.21. I guess I typed a non existent directory as I read in the log, permission denied.
I appologise for my eanglish.

[Sun Mar 23 03:53:28 2014] Tor Software Error - The Tor software encountered an internal bug. Please report the following error message to the Tor developers at "set_options(): Bug: Acting on config options left us in a broken state. Dying.

Mar 23 03:53:28.825 [Warning] Error creating directory /var/tor/tornado: Permission denied
Mar 23 03:53:28.825 [Warning] Error loading rendezvous service keys
Mar 23 03:53:28.902 [Error] set_options(): Bug: Acting on config options left us in a broken state. Dying.
Mar 23 03:54:39.128 [Notice] Tor v0.2.4.21 (git-c5a648cc6f218339) running on Linux with Libevent 1.4.13-stable and OpenSSL 0.9.8k.
Mar 23 03:54:39.128 [Notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at
Mar 23 03:54:39.128 [Notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
Mar 23 03:54:39.147 [Notice] Opening Socks listener on

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Yep, that sounds like what happened.

Unfortunately, Vidalia is obsolete and unsupported currently. So it's unlikely that anybody will do anything with this ticket.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by meejah

For what it's worth, this isn't just Vidalia. This affects any controller; if you try to add a hidden-service to a running Tor, and the directory you propose doesn't exist but the Tor user can't create it, the running Tor exits (and doesn't even appear to close() the controller connection, although I'm still confirming that).

It would be nice if Tor just sent back an error on the control connection (i.e. rolls back to the previously-working configuration when anything at all fails in a SETCONF).

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04 added
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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