[tbb-bugs] #12745 [Tor Browser]: still running old version of Tor Button after upgrading TBB in-place

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#12745: still running old version of Tor Button after upgrading TBB in-place
     Reporter:  cypherpunks  |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  tbb-usability
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 I forgot to comment again yesterday that the moving extensions away and
 back *did* work again.

 Replying to [comment:4 arma]:
 > Wouldn't that upgrade path have been 4.5-alpha2 -> 4.5a3? And 4.0.2 ->
 4.0.3? I don't think you can mix the stable and alpha branches like you're
 doing, with the internal updater.

 I'm using torbrowser-launcher, which currently insists on upgrading 4.0.3
 to 4.5a3 (I assume due to that version being in the RecommendedTBBVersions
 file and not having "alpha" in its version string). But when I filed this
 ticket in July I was upgrading manually (as described in the ticket) and
 had the exact same symptoms.

 (I still haven't used the new internal updater on Linux successfully yet;
 I forget what happened execpt that it failed when I tried it last time so
 I'm still using TBL.)

 I hope this issue won't be ignored if it happens to not affect the
 internal updater! Even if the internal updater works, I think/hope
 micahflee will continue to maintain TBL as long as there isn't an official
 TBB debian package.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/12745#comment:5>
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