[Pkg-privacy-maintainers] Bug#805078: 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
Wed Nov 25 08:53:50 UTC 2015

Hi Georg,

On Freitag, 20. November 2015, georg at riseup.net wrote:
> There are multiple points involved, running into this problem depends
> for example on the content of ~./config/torbrowser/ and the last time,
> torbrowser-launcher checked for the version to be installed:

thanks for your detailed analysis! not sure what to do with it though, as
upstream has addressed them in 0.2.2 already, so probably the best is to
just cherry-pick those commits…

> So...not really sure how to go on here. Some thoughts for the future:
> - It's not possible to delete ~./config/torbrowser/ if doing apt-get
> dist-upgrade, because touching files / directories in user home
> directories is a no-go (and forbidden by policy), right?

that's correct. 

> - Maybe a note to the user if doing apt-get dist-upgrade would be
> sufficient (not sure what this technique is called, but if important
> changed are being made, the user gets a note sometimes.)

apt-get update is run by root, not the user(s).

> - Another possibility: Force a version check if apt-get dist-upgrade was
> run at the next start (not sure how to check and implement this).

see above.
> @Holger: If you need any support / tests / etc., let me know.

as explained in more detail in a private mail to Georg: identifying
the commits between debian/0.1.9-1..debian/0.2.2-1 would be helpful.
now too ;-)

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