Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#171 closed defect (Not a bug)

Mac startup script failing on OSX 10.4

Reported by: dledmonds Owned by: phobos
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Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
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Description

From memory Tor stopped working after I did the latest OSX 10.4 upgrades. It now fails to start from the startup script with the error

<MACHINE>:~ <USER>$ Jul 22 14:26:57.559 [notice] Tor v0.1.0.12. This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
Jul 22 14:26:57.576 [err] switch_id(): Error setting GID: Operation not permitted
Jul 22 14:26:57.577 [err] init_from_config(): Acting on config options left us in a broken state. Dying.

However running /Library/Tor/tor as my user it has no such problem.

Jul 22 14:33:26.843 [notice] Tor v0.1.0.12. This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
Jul 22 14:33:26.846 [notice] Initialized libevent version 1.1a using method poll
Jul 22 14:33:33.862 [notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like it's working.

I have removed and reinstalled Tor since doing the OSX upgrades as well as trying the 0.1.1 version, both failing to start.

[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: OSX 10.4 Tiger]

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by phobos

When trying to run /Library/Tor/Tor start, you need to sudo or be root. Non-root users can't su _tor.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by phobos

The easiest test is to simply reboot and see if tor is running as the _tor user.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by dledmonds

I'm confused as I did restart before and tor was not running.
Maybe running it manually once fixed something? Whatever it was tor is now running on reboot!
Thanks.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by phobos

flyspray2trac: bug closed.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor ClientTor
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