Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#12563 closed defect (fixed)

Mac OS X Tor Browser verification instructions are confusing

Reported by: harmony Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: mttp Actual Points:
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Description

A user on RT (ticket 28223) was unable to verify their Mac OS X Tor Browser download by following the instructions at https://www.torproject.org/docs/verifying-signatures.html, or the tutorial video linked from https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html#downloads.

The two issues reported are:

  • Both the written and video instructions still refer to .zip files, rather than the new .dmg files.
  • The command to run is given in the written tutorial as gpg --verify /Users/Alice/TorBrowser-3.6.2-osx-i386-en-US.zip{.asc,}; there is no explanation of the use of the name 'Alice'. Also, that path does not appear to point to the desktop, but the above text says "Assuming you downloaded the package and its signature to your Desktop...". Finally, the command assumes that the downloaded signature file is a .asc, but Safari will automatically save it as .asc.txt.

Child Tickets

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by harmony

Cc: mttp added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by harmony

Matt, I cc'd you because of the similarity to #12575 which you just fixed. Let me know if you don't want it.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Sebastian

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

fixed I hope

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