[tor-bugs] #3843 [Vidalia]: Linux TBB: Vidalia + "controlport auto" = missing port.conf file

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#3843: Linux TBB: Vidalia + "controlport auto" = missing port.conf file
    Reporter:  arma     |       Owner:  erinn   
        Type:  defect   |      Status:  reopened
    Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:          
   Component:  Vidalia  |     Version:          
  Resolution:           |    Keywords:          
      Parent:           |      Points:          
Actualpoints:           |  

Comment(by Sebastian):

 Here's the issue: TBB doesn't set a DataDirectory in vidalia.conf, so Tor
 doesn't get a DataDirectory. It defaults to $HOME/.tor, which is cool

 But now the ControlPortWriteToFile is implemented (inside Vidalia) as
 $DataDirectoryTADIR/port.conf, but $DataDirectory is empty - so that
 becomes /port.conf. The issue is that Vidalia passes an absolute path that
 is outside of TBB.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3843#comment:7>
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