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Re: [tor-talk] "Your Firefox is out of date"



shirish शिरीष:
> at bottom :-
> 
> On 12/08/2016, Georg Koppen <gk@torproject.org> wrote:
>> shirish शिरीष:
>>> at bottom :-
>>>
>>> On 11/08/2016, Georg Koppen <gk@torproject.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> <snipped>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Yes, this is bug 19890 and it should be fixed on Mozilla's side right
>>>> now (I tested it a while ago): having a clean Tor Browser you won't get
>>>> that warning anymore. To quote from the blog post update:
>>>>
>>>> """
>>>> Update (August 11, 10:04 UTC): Starting from a couple of hours ago Tor
>>>> Browser users might see a notification box in their browser claiming
>>>> that Firefox is too old providing a button to get a newer one. This is
>>>> both due to a server-side code change on Mozilla's side and an oversight
>>>> by us during the ESR45 transition. Clicking on the "Get Firefox" button
>>>> is save and leads the user to our Tor Browser download page. Needless to
>>>> say, this whole behavior is highly confusing and we are apologizing for
>>>> it. We are working on a fix as past as possible and hope to get Mozilla
>>>> to exempt Tor Browser users from this feature while we are working on a
>>>> new release. For technical details see our bug tracker.
>>>> """
>>>>
>>>> We plan to release a new Tor Browser version shortly to address the
>>>> issue from our side. As a workaround one can either install a new Tor
>>>> Browser 6.0.3 version from our website or set
>>>> `extensions.systemAddon.update.url` to `""` which should get rid of the
>>>> out-of-date-extension the next time an extension update check gets
>>>> performed. Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience.
>>>>
>>>> Georg
>>>>
>>>
>>> Dear Georg,
>>>
>>> I tried and did as shared above, i.e. going ot about:config and
>>> changing the value from the URL. I even tried updating the addons in
>>> order to make the "Your Firefox is out of date" disappear but no
>>> change.
>>
>> Yes, sorry, this was not a solution for immediate remedy. It should have
>> solved the problem during the next ping for extension updates. Depending
>> on when the last ping happened this can take up to 24 hours.
>>
>>> I looked at the bug-report and tried the second option shared therein -
>>>
>>> A solution --
>>> Go to about:config/extensions.bootstrappedAddon
>>> Reset the string Value to empty Value {}
>>> Restart Tor browser.
>>> The warning will not appear again.
>>>
>>> That worked.
>>>
>>> https://www.reddit.com/r/TOR/comments/4x8wwk/solution_for_the_false_warning_your_firefox_is/
>>
>> Thanks, and glad it helped in your case.
>>
>> Georg
>>
>>
>>
>>
> 
> Georg,
> 
> It did but it also took away all my extensions :( . I didn't backup
> the extensions.bootstrappedAddon
> 
> Any idea what to do now other than downloading 6.0.3 and doing
> everything from scratch :(
> 

Ugh. There should be no need to redownload 6.0.3 again. Although you'd
need to reinstall the languague pack you'd used at least. So, all in all
it might be the easiest to use a fresh 6.0.3, alas. I am sorry about that.

Georg

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