Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#954 closed defect (Fixed)

MacOS X installer fails to install Torbutton if Firefox is running

Reported by: schoen Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
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Cc: schoen Actual Points:
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When installing the MacOS X bundle I left Firefox running (having used it to download the bundle). I was not

prompted to exit Firefox and the installer didn't do anything to make Firefox exit.

The installer displayed a generic error message because Firefox was already running. Torbutton was not

successfully installed. However, there was no indication from the installer that the Torbutton installation had
failed. In effect, it failed silently because the installer didn't explain the significance of the fact that Firefox was

When Firefox was restarted, Torbutton was not present.

I was able to install cleanly with the MacOS X bundle installer if I quit Firefox before the installer reached the

Torbutton installation stage.

[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: OSX 10.5 Leopard]

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by phobos

There are many issues with installing torbutton in firefox on OS X. We're moving to a drag and drop installer where the user can install torbutton themselves.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by phobos

This may be fixed in the bundles that include vidalia 0.1.15.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by phobos

This is fixed in the latest -alpha bundles which include Vidalia 0.2.4. There is an applescript to install Torbutton into Firefox now.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by phobos

flyspray2trac: bug closed.

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