[tbb-bugs] #17662 [Applications/Quality Assurance and Testing]: Have a test to check that Tor Browser updater is working

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#17662: Have a test to check that Tor Browser updater is working
 Reporter:  boklm                                |          Owner:  boklm
     Type:  task                                 |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Quality Assurance and   |        Version:
  Testing                                        |
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-testcase, TorBrowserTeam201611   |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by cjb):

 > An update to the same version should work.

 I'm not super familiar with MAR and just found this old ticket, but a
 quick question -- how would you distinguish between:

 * a successful update to the same version.

 * an update that claimed success, but actually performed a no-op on disk
 (for example, maybe it installed files into the wrong directory or

 In both cases you'd restart into a browser that claims to be the "same
 version".  It seems like it's better to perform an update to a different
 version for that reason; that you can use a visible change in the running
 version number to confirm success.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17662#comment:16>
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