[tbb-bugs] #13087 [Tor Browser]: "TorBrowser update failed" dialog showed up although no update was tried

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#13087: "TorBrowser update failed" dialog showed up although no update was tried
     Reporter:  gk           |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
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Changes (by mcs):

 * cc: boklm (added)


 Replying to [comment:1 mcs]:
 > Because of this issue, I think we need to deploy files generated by
 boklm's script (https://github.com/boklm/tb-update-response) under
 https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/update/ ASAP.  Who has access
 to the web site to make that happen?

 It turns out that boklm's script does not provide a way to generate the
 "no update needed" update manifest files that we need.  I hacked it a
 little and generated the necessary files, which I will attach to this
 ticket as a zip archive.  The files contained within need to be placed
 under the correct place so they are served up under

 Once that is done, you can test things by setting app.update.log to true
 in TB 4.0a2, opening the TB about box, and clicking "Check for Updates".
 The browser console should show lines similar to:

 [16:20:06.159] AUS:SVC Checker:onLoad - request completed downloading
 [16:20:06.159] AUS:SVC Checker:onLoad - number of updates available: 0

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13087#comment:2>
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