Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#8379 closed defect (worksforme)

False notifcation of security update

Reported by: taylorkh Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: TorBrowserBundle 2.3.x-stable
Component: Applications/Tor Check Version:
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: hack@… Actual Points:
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I extracted tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-2-dev-en-US.tar.gz on an Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit machine. I then ran start-tor-browser and tor runs as expected. If I click Exit on the Vidalia Control Panel the application shuts down as expected. I can then restart the application with start-tor-browser.

On the other hand if I close the browser first and then click Exit on the Vidalia Control Panel I experience a message that "a security update is available" when I next run the application. prompts me to download the same version which I am already running.

This problem also occurs with the 64 bit version on CentOS 6.

Sorry I do not know which component is at fault.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by malaparte_

hi Taylorkh, I am not an expert, but I believe this to be because you are using a *development*  version of Tor browser and torcheck might just check against the current *release* version. If someone can confirm this is correct we can close the ticket.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by malaparte_

Cc: hack@… added

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by malaparte_

Component: - Select a componentTor Check

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by taylorkh

The version against which I reported this bug was the one which the web site offered me for download. Today it offers tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-4-dev-en-US (note -4-dev). This version does NOT exhibit the issue. I guess this ticket may be safely closed.


comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by malaparte_

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed
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