I don’t think it is useful to set
tbb_version="6.5a5-hardened" and then apt-get upgrade tb-updater.
- Doesn’t work if there is no upgrade of the tb-updater package. (Unless inventing bigger hacks such as apt-get --reinstall.) So you’d still needlessly wait for me to upload the upgraded the tb-updater package.
- Would be simpler to disable tb-updater automatically downloading the hardcoded version during apt-get upgrade of tb-updater.
- Then just
update-torbrowserand select “6.5a5-hardened” interactively during download verification screen. I left in the ability to manually use
update-torbrowserinside TemplateVMs exactly for such reasons.
In TemplateVM or DispVM TemplateVM it probably is best not to touch
/rw. In that case rather use
/etc. This is because the purpose of
/rw is to overwrite settings from within TemplateBasedVMs.
@torjunkie These instructions are a good basis for being added to the wiki. Could you just add them to some final or temporary wiki page instead of posting them in the forums? Then I could just make small modifications as explained above. I’d split them into smaller changes and accompany them with an explanatory wiki edit message that you then could read in the wiki history of that page. I guess that would be more time efficient. (Just write the markup once for the wiki rather than once for the forums and later again for the wiki.)
( Created some temporary page in case needed. https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Qubes/temp )
( Btw since you appreciate learning Whonix internals, one tip. Try running update-torbrowser from command line. Although that output needs to be improved for Whonix 14, it for example explains a bit about the folder into which Tor Browser will be stored. )