Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#20327 closed defect (duplicate)

6.5a3-hardened Tor Browser error: 'could not connect to the tor control port' permissions issue??

Reported by: h9F7Gn Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Major Keywords:
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Ubuntu 16.04

I used to run 6.5a2-hardened successfully from external media without problems,
as soon as the update came through, i am no longer able to run it on external media.
Only when extracted to Ubuntu desktop will it connect successfully.
Im pretty sure this is a permissions error.. please help?
When i extracted the previous version to external media i never had any problems.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team
Priority: ImmediateHigh
Severity: CriticalMajor

How long is the path to your Tor Browser? Do you have the same problem if you extract it directly into your home directory? I suspect you are hitting #20185.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Status: newneeds_information

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by h9F7Gn

The path is quite long, but it was long in the version before this as well and there was no issues with it.
No i dont have the same problem if I extract it in homedir.
I have investigated further and have found out that if the path has a space, such as 'My Documents' then it will throw the error. ive tried it on external media with a long path with no spaces and it works.

its DEFINITELY a spacing issue under the path.

Can this be fixed and can it work the same like the previous version did?

Last edited 4 years ago by h9F7Gn (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Resolution: duplicate
Status: needs_informationclosed

Yes, this will be fixed in the next version. FWIW: you are hitting a Tor bug, #18753. Resolving this as duplicate.

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