[tbb-bugs] #22553 [Applications/Tor Browser]: TOR 7 does not start on OS X 10.9.5

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#22553: TOR 7 does not start on OS X 10.9.5
 Reporter:  StefanK                   |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Very High                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Critical                  |     Resolution:
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:11 mcs]:
 > Can you please attach a copy of the file
 /Users/stefan/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data/Tor/torrc to
 this ticket? And can you also post the contents of any other files whose
 names begin with `torrc` that are located in that same folder? Doing so
 should help us debug this problem so we can avoid it happening again.

 That is a good idea, yes, please. However, I think the bug as shown in the
 log can be easily explained: The profile directory contains 7.0 related
 data (including the extensions we shipped with it) and after 6.5.2 got
 installed over 7.0 tor is complaining that it does not know what to do
 with `__ControlPort` (Yes, with two underscores, don't get fooled by Trac
 formatting in the browser). And, sure, that's totally expected as tor does not know what that is. Hence the error.

 StefanK: Could you install Tor Browser 7.0 over 6.5.2 in your
 /Applications directory and do the things asked in comment:7 again? That
 would be most helpful, thanks.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22553#comment:12>
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