Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#16770 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Implement an automated update mechanism

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
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Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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When an update is available, a one click update method should be provided which automatically verifies the file signature. In the alternative, a wizard could guide the user through the process of downloading the update and verifying the signature by invoking GPG automatically and parsing the output. The object here is to script the update procedure in the same manner as Firefox, so the novice user does not have to issue commands directly to the operating system, they only need to approve or deny the update by clicking buttons in the update dialog window.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by mcs

Cc: brade mcs added
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Since Tor Browser 4.0, we already have an automated updater (it is based on the one Firefox uses). Starting in Tor Browser 5.0, updates are automatically downloaded and applied. See #4234, #13379, #16632 and related tickets.

Please reopen this ticket or open a new ticket if specific issues need to be addressed within the updater.

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