Opened 8 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5348 closed defect (fixed)

Vidalia launches successfully, Firefox fails silently.

Reported by: pasha Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version: Tor:
Severity: Keywords: needs-triage
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When launching the TBB using start-tor-browser, Vidalia starts successfully, but 'eats' the output of Tor and Firefox unless --debug is used. Thus the problem that a missing lib needed by Firefox typically results in Firefox silently failing to launch.

As a result of troubleshooting this bug, it was also discovered that when using the --debug option, Vidalia echoes the entire control-port stream, which includes the entire list of relays, which results in 60+ Mb logs. The 'info' debugging level would be much more adequate and useful in most cases, but to get that you would need a (admittedly trivial) edit to the script.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by pasha

Since there are two separate bugs here, I created a new ticket for second one I mentioned, the 'start-tor-brower --debug' issue:

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Closing since we don't ship TBB with Vidalia anymore.

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