[tbb-bugs] #20210 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Update from 6.5a2 to 6.5a3 on OSX breaks Tor Browser

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#20210: Update from 6.5a2 to 6.5a3 on OSX breaks Tor Browser
 Reporter:  mrphs                     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Very High                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Major                     |     Resolution:
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Comment (by mcs):

 Okay, I learned a little bit more. After I did this the browser comes much
 closer to starting up:
 cd TorBrowser.app
 chmod +x Contents/MacOS/firefox
 chmod +x Contents/MacOS/Tor/tor.real
 chmod +x Contents/Resources/TorBrowser/Tor/tor
 Unfortunately, I then encountered #18753 for the control port socket
 because my browser is installed in /Applications, which means the control
 socket path contains a space:
 ~/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data/Tor/control.socket
 (in hindsight, I now realize that #18753 is going to affect a lot of

 Finally, after I created a `/tmp/sockets` directory with mode 700 and
 added an appropriate `extensions.torlauncher.control_socket_path`
 preference, my 6.5a3 browser starts and works.

 We definitely need to find a way to test updates before we release :(

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20210#comment:5>
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