[tor-talk] no country flags in Vidalia 2.10
joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Wed Apr 27 18:41:08 UTC 2011
Never really payed much attention to country flags in Tor Network map -
in Vidalia 2.10 or earlier versions. But, they don't show up when
running Tor under my limited (Vista) acct.
I figured out by looking at the error / message log, that Tor / Vidalia
* "couldn't find the "geoip" file" * in the path C:\users\<limited user
acct name>\app data\roaming\tor
because it didn't CREATE the geoip file in the limited user's
...\roaming\tor folder. It DID create the geoip file in the admin acct,
in the path mentioned, but that doesn't help unless you run Tor from the
admin acct (generally not a good idea to user admin accts for internet).
Is this a bug in Tor installer? If I copy the geoip file from admin
acct to user acct path, the country flags show just fine, running Tor in
a user acct. But, it shouldn't have to be done manually.
I'm using bundle 2.1.29 / 2.10 - don't know if this issue is fixed in
latest Vidalia bundle.
When installing Tor (any prgm) from a limited user acct, Vista of course
asks for an admin PW. But, most prgms install the necessary files to
function in the user's acct, so the prgm can access them when later
running the prgm from that user acct. Windows / the prgm installer
recognizes which limited user acct is being used when prgm is
installed. Many ask is you want to install the prgm for this (limited)
user, or all users. Tor doesn't ask, AFAIK.
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