Mac OS: wrong location for meek browser profile
|Reported by:||mcs||Owned by:||dcf|
|Severity:||Normal||Keywords:||tbb-regression, tbb-6.0-issues, meek, TorBrowserTeam201611R|
|Cc:||dcf, brade, gk, arthuredelstein||Actual Points:|
With Tor Browser 6.0 and newer, Meek is not working at all for some Mac OS users. Anonymous said on https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-60-released:
Note to all OSX users encountering similar error: make sure before upgrade/clean install for 6.0+ that user installing has sudo privileges. TorBrowser needs write access to /Applications/TorBrowser-Data/ which will fail unless the user is an administrator. sudo privileges can be removed after installation and first run without problems.
Kathy and I were able to reproduce this problem on Mac OS 10.11.5 using a clean install of Tor Browser 6.0 (placed in /Applications) when logged in as a non-admin user.
The problem is that the meek-client-torbrowser code that creates the Meek browser profile does not account for the fact that the user data should be stored under ~/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data when the browser is in /Applications. In fact, Meek works correctly when running as a privileged (admin) user, but the Meek helper profile is incorrectly placed under /Applications/TorBrowser-Data/ (the main browser profile is correctly placed under ~/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data).
Change History (19)
comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by dcf
- Keywords meek added
- Status changed from needs_information to new
comment:6 Changed 6 months ago by gk
- Keywords TorBrowserTeam201609 added; TorBrowserTeam201608 removed
comment:7 Changed 5 months ago by gk
- Keywords TorBrowserTeam201610 added; TorBrowserTeam201609 removed
Changed 4 months ago by brade
comment:8 follow-up: ↓ 15 Changed 4 months ago by brade
- Cc arthuredelstein added
- Keywords TorBrowserTeam201611R added; TorBrowserTeam201610 removed
- Status changed from new to needs_review
comment:17 Changed 4 months ago by gk
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from needs_review to closed