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Re: Tor on OSX Tiger problems

Ok, I have installed and un-installed from dmg and cannot
replicate this behavior.  I've done absolute uninstalls, removing all
traces of tor, include the _tor user.  Unless there is some non-default
security config, or the account you are using to do this isn't an Admin,
I can't get it to fail.  

If if you are not an admin, osx install prompts you for a admin
username/pword.  It won't install otherwise.

I'm at a loss for now.

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 02:17:44PM -0400, nickm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 2.2K bytes in 65 lines about:
: On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 05:35:14PM -0700, Christopher Soghoian wrote:
: > Hi all,
: > 
: > I've just tried to install Tor on a freshly installed copy of Mac OSX
: > Tiger (10.4).
: > 
: > After rebooting, it seems that privoxy is up and running just fine, but tor will
: > not start automatically.
: > 
: > privoxy is listed in the process list, while tor is not.
: > 
: > I can start Tor by hand, using "/Library/Tor/tor", but if i try to use
: > the startup script, I get errors.
: > 
: > As I understand it, Mac OS will run the script
: > "/Library/StartupItems/Tor/Tor" by itself, with no params.
: That's not quite right.  You need to run it with "start" or "stop" as
: an argument.  Who told you to run it with no params?
: > If I start it by doing: "/Library/StartupItems/Tor/Tor start", then it
: > gets a bit further, and then dies with:
: > 
: > Jun 14 17:33:42.602 [notice] Torv0.1.0.10. This is experimental
: > software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
: > Jun 14 17:33:42.681 [err] switch_id(): User '_tor' not found.
: > Jun 14 17:33:42.681 [err] init_from_config(): Acting on config options
: > left us in a broken state. Dying.
: Oh, interesting.  It looks like the installer is supposed to create a
: _tor user for you, but isn't.  Maybe it's busted on Tiger.  Phobos:
: this would be a good place to start checking this out.
: yrs,
: -- 
: Nick Mathewson


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