[Pkg-privacy-maintainers] Bug#805078: Bug#805078: [Pkg-anonymity-tools] Bug#805078: torbrowser-launcher: Fails to download signature: TypeError: url must be bytes, not unicode

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Fri Nov 20 12:52:04 UTC 2015

Hi Georg,

thanks for reporting your findings!

On Freitag, 20. November 2015, georg at riseup.net wrote:
> After updating today I've run into the same problem.
> Nothing fancy over here:
> $ cat /etc/debian_version
> 8.2
> $ locale
> Using i3 as a window manager, no KDE or Gnome involved.
> After doing rm -rf ~/.cache/torbrowser/ ~/.local/share/torbrowser/
> ~/.config/torbrowser/ the download works again and torbrowser starts
> afterwards.

ah, neat! And that's with torbrowser 0.2._1_something?

> I doubt that there is any relation as neither Gnome nor KDE is installed
> on my system.

point taken, though I don't suspect these DEs directly, but if, then maybe 
some dependency…
> As at least in my case removing the directories did help, I wonder if
> there is something (old) cached, which triggers this bug, which won't
> happen if one would install torbrowser-launcher in a vanilla chroot / vm
> / container, with no old code left over.

/me nods.

> @Holger: Do you still think, testing for KDE / Gnome involvement still
> makes sense? Is there anything else you could think of? If so, let me
> know, I'm able to test.

It would nicely + completly confirm this theory is moot.

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