New Tor Browser Bundles
We have updated the stable Tor Browser Bundles to Firefox 6.
There are no longer any stable Tor Browser Bundles with the 3.6.x series of Firefox. We were using pre-built binaries on some platforms and owing to the recent DigiNotar debacle, we no longer felt comfortable shipping versions of Firefox that we were unable to patch. We build all Firefox 6 binaries from source, with our own set of patches, including some specific to the DigiNotar issue.
We'd originally planned to drop support for Firefox 3.6 bundles on September 10th, but this moved up the date a bit. The new Tor Browser Bundles are much more feature-rich than the previous bundles, but users may still experience unexpected behavior. Please report all bugs to https://trac.torproject.org/.
Windows users will see the biggest difference between the old stable bundle and the new stable bundle. In addition to upgrading Firefox, it includes the latest stable release of Tor 0.2.2.32,Vidalia 0.2.14 and Torbutton 1.4.1. These three upgrades together allow you to run the Tor Browser Bundle at the same time as a system Tor, or even multiple copies of the Tor Browser Bundle in different directories, by dynamically choosing available ports.
Tor Browser Bundle (2.2.32-2)
- Update Firefox to 6.0.1, with an additional patch to exclude DigiNotar completely
- OS X specific: Rebuild 32-bit binaries with backwards compatibility options so TBB works on OSX 10.5 (closes: #3671)
- Update Libevent to 2.0.14-stable
- Update torbrowser.version string in prefs.js to have more information (see #3504)
- Enable internationalized bundles by adding and changing the
general.useragent.locale pref in prefs.js
Do you have Service Pack 3 installed? A few of us have tried to reproduce this on WinXP and we are unable to, so we're wondering if you're missing an important DLL or security update.
Yes, SP3 is installed. I also installed some missing security updates and checked again, bit still get that error. Is there any other useful information I could provide?
Thanks for your help.
Could you try editing the FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.ini file mentioned below, and changing 'firefox.exe' to 'tbb-firefox.exe' and then relaunching? Does that do anything (good or bad)?
Changing firefox.exe to tbb-firefox.exe in FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.ini does not have any effect. After renaming tbb-firefox.exe to firefox.exe in FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox I see a start attempt in my Process Monitor after launching FirefoxPortable.exe, but firefox.exe terminates itself soon afterwards.
Okay, it seems that you are simply unable to start the Firefox in there altogether. Can you tell me if you are able to run Mozilla's Firefox 6 on your machine?
I have a portable Firefox 6 here running fine. It just did an update to 6.0.1 when I opened it. The version usually in use here is not the one by PortableApps.com (John T. Haller) you are including , but this (German page): http://stadt-bremerhaven.de/mozilla-veroeffentlicht-firefox-6-0-portabl… . Both portable editions work on this machine.
Thanks for checking.
I've confirmed the breakage on a fresh WinXP Home install, and am currently installing SP3 (because I am actually missing system dlls at this point). Could you download http://www.dependencywalker.com/depends22_x86.zip and open the tbb-firefox.exe (or firefox.exe, depending on what you've named it) and tell me if any dlls are missing, and if so, which ones? I have a suspicion that it wants some of the MSVC dlls since we began building from source, but it will take me a bit to confirm.
Thanks for your patience and help in debugging thus far -- I think we will have it fixed soon.
Can you (or anyone else with this problem) please try the test package I have put up here? I have added missing runtime dlls which I believe fix the problem. They did for me.
If they work for y'all, I will make new official ones.