[Pkg-privacy-maintainers] Bug#868280: torbrowser-launcher: after update torbrowser-launcher doesn't work, the binary is not in its place.

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 03:00:34 UTC 2017

Package: torbrowser-launcher
Version: 0.2.7-2
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

Dear Maintainer,

Thank you for maintaining torbrowser-launcher as long as you have. As
a privacy advocate and user, I appreciate the security the browser

I had been ill for a while and then few days I started the launcher
and came to know that the browser was out of date. I updated it and
then was unable to start it.

It seems that the path has been changed to -


Trying to run that either as an alias or via console I get the following -

┌─[shirish at debian] -
[~/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-browser_en-US] - [10018]
└─[$] ./start-tor-browser.desktop
Launching './Browser/start-tor-browser --detach'...
./Browser/execdesktop: line 14: ./Browser/start-tor-browser: No such
file or directory

So it seems that the file/executable/binary has been deleted.

One option I have is purging torbrowser-launcher and start afresh but
would await further instructions from you before trying that out. I do
have a backup of all the usernames and passwords for websites that I
might need.

Look forward to knowing (if any debugging can be done) what to do next
before purging and reinstalling and seeing if the browser works.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500,
'stable-debug'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental'), (1,
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.11.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages torbrowser-launcher depends on:
ii  ca-certificates  20161130+nmu1
ii  gnupg            2.1.18-8
ii  python           2.7.13-2
ii  python-gtk2      2.24.0-5.1
ii  python-lzma      0.5.3-3
ii  python-parsley   1.2-1
ii  python-psutil    5.0.1-1+b1
ii  python-twisted   16.6.0-2
ii  python-txsocksx
ii  wmctrl           1.07-7+b1

Versions of packages torbrowser-launcher recommends:
ii  tor

Versions of packages torbrowser-launcher suggests:
pn  apparmor       <none>
ii  python-pygame  1.9.1release+dfsg-10+b2

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