[tbb-bugs] #27232 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Updater redowloads and reinstalls update again

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#27232: Updater redowloads and reinstalls update again
 Reporter:  sysrqb                    |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ff60-esr                  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by sysrqb):

 Replying to [comment:2 mcs]:
 > Replying to [comment:1 sysrqb]:
 > > ...
 > > `%VERSION%` is compile-time hard-coded as the original version number.
 I think we want the `torbrowser.version` pref?
 > The torbrowser.version value should be the same as the compile time
 define TOR_BROWSER_VERSION. We had to define TOR_BROWSER_VERSION because
 there are some places in the update code where we cannot access the prefs
 (at least that is what I remember). In any case, after the browser is
 updated to 8.0a10, %VERSION% should be formatted using the new version
 number. Or am I missing something?

 Nope, that sure does make sense.

 > This is a dumb question, but are you sure the update succeeded? With one
 of my copies of 8.0a9 on macOS, the update does not want to apply. I am
 not yet sure why not though.

 After restarting, torbrowser.version is set a 8.0a10, and I also have the
 new `about:tor` (and onboarding), so the update did apply. So I'm not sure
 what's going on here.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27232#comment:3>
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