[tbb-bugs] #16014 [Tor Browser]: Windows: staged update fails if Meek is enabled

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#16014: Windows: staged update fails if Meek is enabled
     Reporter:  mcs      |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect   |     Status:  needs_information
     Priority:  normal   |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor      |    Version:
  Browser                |   Keywords:  TorBrowserTeam201505R,
   Resolution:           |  GeorgKoppen201505R
Actual Points:           |  Parent ID:
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Comment (by mcs):

 Replying to [comment:9 gk]:
 > Yeah, I just made a nightly build forgetting about the different certs,
 good. While the updated/ directory is gone there is now the problem that
 every start produces the check-your-extensions-compatibility-dialog which
 is quite annoying. This does not happen without using your updater.exe and
 we should avoid that.

 I do not see how the fix for this ticket could affect the extensions
 compatibility dialog.  How can I reproduce that problem?  Is it a dialog
 that stays open or is it the one that quickly opens and closes while
 checking for extension updates? (maybe I do not see it on my system
 because it closes too quickly)

 > Btw: Do you know where this mysterious `tobedeleted` directory is coming
 from with weird "temporary files" in it (happens without your updater.exe
 as well)? I just saw this inside /Browser after the update while testing.

 Having a few files in "tobedeleted" is expected.  If the updater is unable
 to delete a file on Windows because it is in use, it moves the file to a
 tobedeleted directory and arranges for the file to be deleted the next
 time Windows is restarted.  The file is also renamed to so it has a
 temporary/unique name.  This usually happens for updater.exe and the
 NSPR/NSS DLLs.  While describing this to you, I just realized that this
 involves Windows registry changes.  Should we create our own code to clean
 up the "tobedeleted" files?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16014#comment:10>
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