[tbb-bugs] #26346 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Update prompt from 7.5.5 to the same version

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#26346: Update prompt from 7.5.5 to the same version
 Reporter:  cypherpunks               |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:  invalid
 Keywords:                            |  Actual Points:
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Changes (by cypherpunks):

 * status:  needs_information => closed
 * resolution:   => invalid


 > Do you have your Tor Browser modified in any way? If so, how? And this
 problem persists after a restart?

 Sharp! It seems that's where the problem lay. That installation had a few
 minor tweaks, indeed. An oversight in one of my scripts (which I use to
 patch some things) meant that a few files from the 7.5.4 `Browser/omni.ja`
 ended up in the 7.5.5 installation sometime during or after the updater
 process swapped the files over. This resulted in the constant
 `TOR_BROWSER_VERSION` having the wrong value.

 I presume this explains the observations.

 >Also, can you please use about:config to set app.update.log to true,
 check for an update, and see what message appear in the browser console? I
 am especially interested in the value used for the update URL.

 The update URL I saw was

 I have cleaned up the mess and I no longer get the update prompt.

 Sorry for the noise.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26346#comment:4>
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