Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#879 closed defect (wontfix)

Tor Browser Bundle doesn't work when launched from a network share

Reported by: Sebastian Owned by: erinn
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
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Cc: Sebastian, sjmurdoch Actual Points:
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Description (last modified by phobos)

When launching TBB from a network share, Vidalia reports the following critical Tor errors:

[Warning] Unable to open configuration file ".\Data\Vidalia

I believe that the correct path would have been: Z:\tor\share\Tor Browser\Data\Tor\torrc (or, relative path ".\Data\Tor\torrc".
I don't know where the Vidalia\ comes from.

[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: Windows 2k/XP]

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Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by arma

When Vidalia runs Tor, it uses a torrc in ~/.vidalia/ or equivalent.

So at least Vidalia is looking for the torrc in the place we expect.

Tor should start just fine without a torrc. Do you say "critical error"
because it says [warn]?

Does it die or just warn?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by arma

Hm. Except, the build-scripts/config/vidalia.conf.ff file in torbrowser
trunk says:

So maybe we should ask Steven.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Sebastian

I said critical error because Tor dies afterwards. Sorry for not being specific.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by sjmurdoch

Was this TBB version 1.1.5? It has the bug that the first time you run it after moving its directory,
Vidalia will exit immediately after starting Firefox (this is a consequence of it allowing multiple
instances of Firefox to run). This should have been fixed in 1.1.6.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Sebastian

afaik it was 1.1.6. As soon as I have a windows network environment to test again, I will do so.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by phobos

Is this still a problem in 1.2.9?

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by Sebastian

Yes. If I copy the file from the network share to local disk, Vidalia will launch Tor, if I don't, it doesn't.

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by phobos

My best answer is "don't do that". ;)

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by phobos

Description: modified (diff)
Status: assignedaccepted

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by phobos

Owner: changed from phobos to erinn
Status: acceptedassigned

comment:11 Changed 8 years ago by Sebastian

Resolution: Nonewontfix
Status: assignedclosed

Looks like Windows generally doesn't like that. Closing as wontfix

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