[tor-bugs] #18186 [Tor Browser]: tor browser updater handles full disk poorly

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#18186: tor browser updater handles full disk poorly
 Reporter:  cypherpunks  |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal       |     Resolution:
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 The update process will make a backup '''copy''' of the entire Tor Browser
 $HOME directory, i.e. "<install-dir>/Browser".  This includes things like
 the "Downloads" dir, which can be quite large.  After a successful update
 the backup ("<install-dir>/Browser.bak") is removed.

 Making a copy of '''everything''' seems unnecessary, makes the update
 process much lengthier, and renders this problem more likely.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18186#comment:2>
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