[tbb-bugs] #25543 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Rebase Tor Browser patches for ESR60

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Wed May 16 13:35:34 UTC 2018

#25543: Rebase Tor Browser patches for ESR60
 Reporter:  gk                              |          Owner:
                                            |  arthuredelstein
     Type:  task                            |         Status:
                                            |  needs_revision
 Priority:  Very High                       |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser        |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                          |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  TorBrowserTeam201805, ff60-esr  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #25741                          |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                  |        Sponsor:

Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:30 mcs]:
 > Replying to [comment:28 gk]:
 > > Careful! We need to keep at least one of the MAR signing keys we are
 currently shipping. Otherwise it is a bit hard with updates. :)
 > The new updater needs MAR files in the new format, so I don't see why we
 need to keep one of the old signing keys. But it is OK to do so for now.

 Aha, yes, I think I was confused in thinking we need ship at least one
 know key when doing an update but the important part is rather: the MAR
 files need to be *signed* with one known key. So, as long as we sign the
 first update using the new MAR format and shipping the new key(s) with a
 known key (to the user) we should be good. And as this is a watershed
 update we can ship two keys right away not bothering that the update after
 the first one is only using new keys. So assuming I got it right this
 time, I agree, we can start with two new keys and just leave the previous
 MAR key patches out.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25543#comment:32>
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