Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#24270 closed defect (fixed)

Sandboxed Tor Browser - No downloads for architecture: linux64

Reported by: correcthrsbatterystpl Owned by: yawning
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Tor Browser Sandbox Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: boklm Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

Hi,

I'm trying to install the Tor browser on a 64-bit Debian system. To do so, I used the commands:
$ wget -c https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/7.5a7/sandbox-0.0.14-linux64.zip
$ unzip sandbox-0.0.14-linux64.zip
$ cd sandbox
$ ./sandboxed-tor-browser
I then selected "release" as channel and "en_US" as locale, and clicked "OK". A message "Failed to install: no downloads for architecture: linux64" appeared in a message box and the installation exited. The terminal log produced the following output:

2017/11/14 21:12:28 install: Starting.
2017/11/14 21:12:28 install: Checking available downloads.
2017/11/14 21:12:28 install: Metadata URL: https://aus1.torproject.org/torbrowser/update_3/release/downloads.json
2017/11/14 21:12:32 install: Failing with error: no downloads for architecture: linux64
2017/11/14 21:12:45 fatal error in the user interface: no downloads for architecture: linux64

I have tried asking in IRC. Nobody was able to work out the problem, so Sebastian recommended that I submit a ticket.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Cc: boklm added

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by yawning

Cc: boklm removed

There is absolutely nothing I can do when something went wrong in the release process and the metadata file that the downloader uses to figure out what to fetch is badly malformed.

https://aus1.torproject.org/torbrowser/update_3/release/downloads.json:

{"downloads":{},"version":"7.0.9"}

For reference the old valid file (to get an idea of what the code expects) is at:
https://aus1.torproject.org/torbrowser/update_3/release.old/downloads.json

Last edited 3 years ago by yawning (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by yawning

Cc: boklm added

Whoops, commenting removed the CC, sorry about the noise.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by yawning

Well, not "absolutely nothing" because this falls under the general scope of #20792, but that's not something I see myself actively working on in the short to medium term future.

I'll hold off on closing this as a dupe this till the metadata file is fixed by one of the browser people, because that's the best short term course of action.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by boklm

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This should be fixed now. This was an error when releasing version 7.0.9. As this was a release for some architectures only, this file needed to be edited manually.

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