Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#9402 closed defect (fixed)

Vidalia Bridge Bundle: Wrong path to tor.exe prevents vidalia from starting tor

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: erinn
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Keywords: needs-triage
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Description

I just downloaded [1] and checked its GPG signature.

After installing it, it fails to start tor.exe, because the path to the file is wrong.

Vidalia assumes tor.exe to be in

C:\Program Files (x86)\Tor\tor.exe

but there is no such folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tor\

Running a search shows that tor.exe is located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Vidalia Bridge Bundle\Tor\tor.exe

Setting the correct path to tor.exe in vidalia fixes this issue.

Inexperienced users will not be able to find and fix the problem and therefor will be unable to setup a tor bridge.

I'm happy to test any updated (test) packages or to provide further information if needed.

[1] https://www.torproject.org/dist/vidalia-bundles/vidalia-bridge-bundle-0.2.3.25-0.2.21-2.exe

Child Tickets

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by cypherpunks

The important bit to reproduce this:

On the last confirmation, during the installation wizard, uncheck the box that says something like 'run installed components now'.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by cypherpunks

Correction: The "Run installed components now" tick does not matter.

What matters is that the installer is executed as administrator while vidalia is used as non-administrator later on.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by tagnaq

Parent ID: #8909

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by sukhbir

Parent ID: #8909

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Vidalia is deprecated.

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