Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#301 closed enhancement (Deferred)

OSX 10.4 Tiger distribution installs on 10.3 Panther without warning

Reported by: dosboss Owned by: phobos
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When downloading the Tor installation package, it is very possible to select the wrong one for your OS.
In downloading the Tor distribution with the Vidalia interface for OSX 10.4 (Tiger) (, then running the install, the installation program does not check to see if it is being run on a OSX 10.4 machine.
The install interface in this package looks exactly like the standard Apple install interface, which normally will check your OS version and stop you from installing if it is not correct.
Trying to run Tor for OSX 10.4 in OSX 10.3 from within Vidallia gives an error window that states Tor failed to start and to check the Message window for details.
The message window remains blank - no messages were recorded.
Running Tor (OSX 10.4) in OSX 10.3.x from the command line gives this error:

geep:~ root# tor
dyld: tor Undefined symbols:
tor undefined reference to _stderrp expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
tor undefined reference to
_stdinp expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
Trace/BPT trap

No other messages or notices are recorded.

[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

Unfortunately, there's no easy way to detect OS version BEFORE installation proceeds.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by dosboss

I was unaware that was not a regular feature of the Apple Installer. Sorry.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by phobos

My first crack at OS version checking is in -current. I'll improve it shortly. I'll then backport it to the 0.1.1- branch.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by phobos

flyspray2trac: bug closed.
I've run into a number of compatibility issues with installers across various versions of OSX. Suffice it to say, my best advice is to download the correct dmg for your OS. Sorry.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

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