[tbb-bugs] #13432 [Tor Browser]: TBB on Linux just asked me if I wanted to update

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#13432: TBB on Linux just asked me if I wanted to update
     Reporter:  mikeperry    |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  major        |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  TorBrowserTeam201410
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
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Comment (by mcs):

 This bug is due to a misunderstanding on the part of brade and myself.  We
 did not realize that you did not want the upgrade prompt to be displayed
 automatically.  TB 4.0 (and the alphas too) will check twice each day for
 updates (like Firefox does, except TB will always prompt before
 downloading the update).  Sorry!

 We will have to look at whether a patch is needed to prevent this or
 whether we can just change a preference (I cannot remember whether setting
 app.update.enabled = false will still allow manual update checks).

 Note that regarding certificate pinning, we did insert pref. values to
 ensure that the TLS connection used to retrieve the update manifest is to
 torproject.org.  See the app.update.certs.1.commonName and
 app.update.certs.1.issuerName pref. values.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13432#comment:1>
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