[tbb-bugs] #22298 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Linux update failed from 7.0a3 to 7.0a4 on Linux due to low disk space (with vague error)

Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki blackhole at torproject.org
Fri May 19 03:25:28 UTC 2017

#22298: Linux update failed from 7.0a3 to 7.0a4 on Linux due to low disk space
(with vague error)
 Reporter:  mikeperry                 |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Low                       |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:                            |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:

Comment (by mcs):

 Replying to [comment:1 mikeperry]:
 > I just realized that this was because I was out of disk space, causing
 this. Oddly, instead of a disk space error, I got a popup that said
 another copy of Firefox was running... Once I created enough free space,
 the update applied on the next Tor Browser restart.

 Yes, error 70 from toolkit/mozapps/update/common/errors.h is
 `WRITE_ERROR_EXTRACT`. Looking at the code, the only place that is
 generated is in code that is trying to `fwrite()` while extracting a file
 from the MAR.

 I am glad recovery happened once you freed up some space. Maybe we should
 create a patch that logs something a little better than "failed 70"
 though, such as "failed 70 (write error during file extraction)." But I
 bet Mozilla expects that an expert will need to look at a user's update
 log anyway to figure out what happened. But it still annoys me to have to
 go to a source file every time to look up a failure code.

 > Arguably this is an upstream bug. At least, we should not concern
 ourselves with it now.

 I think there is already an upstream bug for this or a similar updater-
 out-of-space issue. I will look for it tomorrow.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22298#comment:3>
Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki <https://trac.torproject.org/>
The Tor Project: anonymity online

More information about the tbb-bugs mailing list