Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#6307 closed defect (fixed)

Vidalia 0.2.19 updated, can't start TOR

Reported by: ggallozz Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Archived/Vidalia Version: Tor: 0.2.3.18-rc
Severity: Keywords: Vidalia Tor 0.2.18-rc
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Description

After upgrade to

-Vidalia 2.19, and
-TOR v0.2.3.18-rc (git-a2015428e4698ff9)
-using Ubuntu 10.10

can't launch TOR from Vidalia (which's used to do it automatically for TOR and POLIPO)
Message:
"Vidalia detected that the Tor software exited unexpectedly.
Please check the message log for recent warning or error messages"

Otherwhile, I can launch TOR manually in a console, but it read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc" instead from "~/.Vidalia/torrc" which is the configured in Vidalia settings.

Nothing is written in the log, even if all loggin flags are checked.

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Attachments (1)

ggnotes.txt (2.7 KB) - added by ggallozz 7 years ago.
Tor console messages

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Change History (3)

Changed 7 years ago by ggallozz

Attachment: ggnotes.txt added

Tor console messages

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by ggallozz

Resolved changing TOR line command in Vidalia settings General tab:
"/usr/sbin/tor"
previously was just "tor"

Still Remains the question: why upgrades still mess up with something ?

here you can find TOR's log

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by chiiph

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This issue is related to how Vidalia handles certain configuration values. In your case, you had "tor" as the binary, which Vidalia interprets as a relative path so it prepends the absolute path of Vidalia's binary to it. This change was done because of an inconsistency in the path handling in the multiple platforms, I'm sorry this troubled you but this shouldn't change any time soon unless we have a really good reason for it.

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