Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#18591 closed defect (invalid)

Hardened browser updater filled up my disk by following symlink

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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I tried to upgrade from hardened-6.0a2 to a3 with the built-in updater. It sat there for many minutes making no obvious progress. Eventually I killed it and found its partition was full. I don't think it showed me an error about that.

What happened was that the "download" directory in the profile was a symlink to a larger partition. So it tried to copy ~1TB of downloaded files to my /home partition that was only 100GB. It should copy symlinks as links and not dereference them.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Summary: Hardened browser updated filled up my disk by following symlinkHardened browser updater filled up my disk by following symlink

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by mcs

Status: newneeds_information

Can you provide steps to help us reproduce this bug? Where was the download symlink located? When the updater stages updates, it does copy symlinks as links.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: invalid
Status: needs_informationclosed

Realized when looking at my startup script that I have a workaround for firefox #803999, so of course the updater isn't going to see the directory as a symlink. (It was just at tor-browser/Browser/download.) Sorry, I'll close it.

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