[tor-dev] GSoC Proposal: Relay Web Status Dashboard

Mark Smith mcs at pearlcrescent.com
Tue Apr 1 15:13:01 UTC 2014

On 4/1/14, 10:56 AM, Damian Johnson wrote:
>> Also, while snooping around the dev version of Arm, I've noticed a slight
>> glitch in the _get_controller method of __init__.py in arm.util :
>>    if not stem.util.system.is_running('tor.real'):
>>      raise ValueError(msg('connect.tor_isnt_running'))
>> (I'm running on osx) My tor process is named tor.real instead, hence, this
>> raises an error stating that tor isn't running although it is.
>> changing it to
>>   if not stem.util.system.is_running('tor.real'):
>> solves this problem. Is this an issue (because I'm not using a linux dist of
>> Tor) or am I doing something wrong on my end?
> Interesting. Any idea why your tor process is being called 'tor.real'?
> Is this something OSX related or is TBB naming its process that?

In TBB 3.6b1 on Mac OS, tor has been renamed to tor.real and tor is a 
shell script that execs tor.real.  See:

Mark Smith
Pearl Crescent

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