[tbb-bugs] #22968 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Tor embedded with TBB 7.5a2 ignores torrc

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#22968: Tor embedded with TBB 7.5a2 ignores torrc
 Reporter:  heywoodj123@…             |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Comment (by heywoodj123@…):

 Ah, OK, I think I see the issue. Are changes to torrc supposed to be made
 by editing

  /Users/heywood/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data/Tor/torrc



 before (re)starting TBB? As I noted in my original report, under normal
 conditions on my machine, with TBB running:
 * the former is an empty file;
 * making changes to the latter (with TBB not running) and then launching
 TBB doesn't do anything; and
 * making changes to torrc-defaults in the latter's directory DOES result
 in a second SocksPort.

 (FWIW, I'm checking for open ports using `nmap -v localhost -p 9000-9200`

 If editing the former is the correct way to go, then I'm all set and this
 ticket can be closed. But in that case I would suggest adding this info to
 the appropriate place in the Tor/TBB documentation.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22968#comment:3>
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