[tbb-bugs] #13594 [Tor Browser]: Tor Browser Bundle 4.0: updater fails on Windows

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#13594: Tor Browser Bundle 4.0: updater fails on Windows
     Reporter:  marc         |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
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Comment (by marc):

 Replying to [comment:5 cypherpunks]:
 > > So, I changed title for this bug report to "Tor Browser Bundle 4.0:
 updater fails on Intel Pentium 4".
 > Every CPU should be affected, bug 100% reproducible.

 Ok, title changed again. :)

 > During startup firefox checks for `updater.exe` and start it if can.
 Problem with `libssp-0.dll` dynamically linked to `updater.exe`. Loader
 tries to search dll:
 > C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\Tor
 > ...

 This makes sense.
 I've found that the Win 7 machine has "libssp-0.dll" on Pidgin install

 > The same problem with dynamically linked `msvcr100.dll`, loader can't
 handle proper path and tries to load it from C:\Program Files\Mozilla
 Firefox (successfully if Firefox installed).

 My Win 7 has "msvcr100.dll" on System32 folder.
 Probably that's why TBB is updating on Win 7 machine and not the XP or
 Virtual Win 7 (both has no pidgin installed and no 'libssp-0.dll', also no
 Firefox Installed).


Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13594#comment:8>
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