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Tor Browser Not Working in Whonix

I’m running Whonix on Virtualbox and Linux Mint. I opened the gateway then workstation. I tried to download Tor and open it and get the folling message:

ERROR: User home folder permission issue?

Failed to run the following command:

cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache /home/user/

Tip: If something does not work, do not arbitrarily try to use sudo / root without indication that this would be appropriate.
That only risks messing up user home folder permissions. See:
EDITED LINK OUT

To fix this, you could try:
Start Menu → System → Xfce Terminal

sudo chown --recursive “user”:“user” “/home/user”

Then try starting Tor Browser again.

To debug this, you could try to start Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) from command line in:
EDITED LINK OUT

See also Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) Permission Issues:
EDITED LINK OUT


I tried entering the commands in all the terminals. I’m new to Linux. Downloading Tor on Mint wasn’t straightforward as the site was blocked. I had to get a VPN first. I wondered if the problem is related to that but I tried to open the other browser in Whonix and that doesn’t work either.

Many thanks for any help in advance.

When debugging this, you also need to post the debug output.

Tip: Please do not accidentally substitute Tor for a question related to Tor Browser, as this causes confusion.

Not related to user home folder permission issues.

I think this is what you mean when you say debug output:

user@host:~$ cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache /home/user/
cp: cannot stat ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/temp’: Permission denied
cp: cannot stat ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/files’: Permission denied
cp: cannot stat ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/tbb_version_last_downloaded_save_file’: Permission denied
user@host:~$

Sorry, I mean Tor Browser is the main problem here.

See https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Permission_Issues

Run the following command to reset permissions of user user's home folder /home/user back to owner user and group user.

sudo chown --recursive user:user /home/user

The full output of that command is required.

Attempt to debug:

  • Start Tor Browser Start by Whonix ™ in In Verbose Mode. This will show verbose output messages which might be useful for the user to identify the issue. In doubt, Support might help interpreting these messages.

Then also the link from there

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#In_Verbose_Mode

Run that command and also post that output here.

Workstation terminal:

user@host:~$ sudo chown --recursive user:user /home/user
[sudo] password for user:
user@host:~$

Good.

user@host:~$ Start Menu → Xfce Terminal
bash: Start: command not found
user@host:~$

Don’t copy that into the terminal. These are instructions to follow. Not things to paste into terminal. I.e. click on the start menu, then open Xfce terminal.

You already have a terminal open. No need to start another.

user@host:~$ bash -x torbrowser

  • set -e
  • set -o pipefail
  • set -o errtrace
  • ‘[’ -f /usr/lib/helper-scripts/pre.bsh ‘]’
  • source /usr/lib/helper-scripts/pre.bsh
    ++ set -o errtrace
    +++ mktemp
    ++ TEMP_FILE_PRE_BSH=/tmp/tmp.HkJCGTRiKs
    ++ test -o xtrace
    ++ true ‘INFO: Setting DEBDEBUG to 1, because xtrace (-x) is set.’
    ++ DEBDEBUG=1
    ++ ‘[’ 1 = 1 ‘]’
    ++ set -x
    ++ ‘[’ ‘’ = true ‘]’
    ++ colors
    ++ ‘[’ xterm-256color = ‘’ ‘]’
    ++ [[ -t 2 ]]
    +++ type -t errorhandlergeneral
    ++ ‘[’ ‘’ = function ‘]’
    +++ trap -p ERR
    ++ ‘[’ ‘’ = ‘’ ‘]’
    ++ trap error_handler_pre ERR
    ++ bash -n /usr/lib/helper-scripts/pre.bsh
    ++ bash -n torbrowser
    ++ own_filename=torbrowser
    ++ source_config_folder
    ++ ‘[’ ‘’ = ‘’ ‘]’
    ++ pre_bsh_settings_folder=torbrowser_pre.d
    ++ shopt -s nullglob
    ++ local i
    ++ true ‘folder 1: /etc/torbrowser_pre.d/.conf’
    ++ true 'folder 2: /usr/local/etc/torbrowser_pre.d/
    .conf’
    ++ shopt -u nullglob
    ++ check_scripts_to_skip
    ++ local skip_script
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
    ++ basename /usr/bin/torbrowser
  • SCRIPTNAME=torbrowser
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • IDENTIFIER=torbrowser
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • ICON=/usr/share/icons/anon-icon-pack/tbupdate.ico
  • trap tb_error_handler ERR
  • tb_run_function main_function
  • case $tb_skip_functions in
  • true ‘INFO: Running main_function, because tb_skip_functions does not include it.’
  • main_function
  • tb_run_function root_check
  • case $tb_skip_functions in
  • true ‘INFO: Running root_check, because tb_skip_functions does not include it.’
  • root_check
    ++ id -u
  • ‘[’ 1000 ‘!=’ 0 ‘]’
  • true
  • tb_run_function tb_preparation
  • case $tb_skip_functions in
  • true ‘INFO: Running tb_preparation, because tb_skip_functions does not include it.’
  • tb_preparation
    ++ whoami
  • who_ami=user
  • command -v qubesdb-read
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • is_qubes=false
  • test -f /run/qubes/this-is-templatevm
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_user_home=/home/user
  • echo /home/user
  • grep -q tor-browser
    ++ dirname /home/user
  • tb_user_home_dirname=/home
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_install_folder=tb
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_install_folder_dot=.tb
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_browser_name=tor-browser
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_settings_folder=torbrowser.d
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_title=‘Tor Browser’
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_wiki=Tor_Browser
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_bin=torbrowser
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_browser_runner=start-tor-browser
  • ‘[’ -n torbrowser ‘]’
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_home_folder=/home/user/.tb
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_browser_folder=/home/user/.tb/tor-browser
  • ‘[’ -n ‘’ ‘]’
  • tb_user_js_target_file=/home/user/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/user.js
  • ‘[’ -n /usr/share/homepage/whonix-welcome-page/whonix.html ‘]’
  • export TOR_DEFAULT_HOMEPAGE
  • ‘[’ ‘’ = ‘’ ‘]’
  • ‘[’ :0.0 = ‘’ ‘]’
  • display=:0.0
  • output=/usr/lib/msgcollector/msgcollector
  • local my_tty
  • local my_tty_exit_code
  • my_tty_exit_code=0
    ++ tty
  • my_tty=/dev/pts/0
  • ‘[’ ‘!’ 0 = 0 ‘]’
  • ‘[’ /dev/pts/0 = ‘’ ‘]’
    ++ whoami
  • who_ami=user
  • output_opt_1=’–icon /usr/share/icons/anon-icon-pack/tbupdate.ico’
  • output_opt_2=’–parentpid 1276’
  • output_opt_3=’–identifier torbrowser’
  • output_opt_4=’–parenttty /dev/pts/0’
  • output_opt_5=’–whoami user’
  • output_opts=("$output_opt_1" “$output_opt_2” “$output_opt_3” “$output_opt_4” “$output_opt_5”)
  • TITLE=‘Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers)’
  • tb_run_function tb_config_folder_parser
  • case $tb_skip_functions in
  • true ‘INFO: Running tb_config_folder_parser, because tb_skip_functions does not include it.’
  • tb_config_folder_parser
  • ‘[’ -n torbrowser.d ‘]’
  • shopt -s nullglob
  • local i
  • for i in /etc/${tb_settings_folder}/.conf /rw/config/${tb_settings_folder}/.conf /usr/local/etc/${tb_settings_folder}/*.conf
  • bash -n /etc/torbrowser.d/30_default.conf
  • source /etc/torbrowser.d/30_default.conf
  • local j
  • for j in /etc/${tb_settings_folder}/user.js /usr/local/etc/${tb_settings_folder}/user.js
  • test -r /etc/torbrowser.d/user.js
  • continue
  • for j in /etc/${tb_settings_folder}/user.js /usr/local/etc/${tb_settings_folder}/user.js
  • test -r /usr/local/etc/torbrowser.d/user.js
  • continue
  • tb_run_function tb_templatevm_check
  • case $tb_skip_functions in
  • true ‘INFO: Running tb_templatevm_check, because tb_skip_functions does not include it.’
  • tb_templatevm_check
  • ‘[’ false = false ‘]’
  • true ‘Not running in Qubes.’
  • return 0
  • tb_run_function tb_qubes_dvm_template
  • case $tb_skip_functions in
  • true ‘INFO: Running tb_qubes_dvm_template, because tb_skip_functions does not include it.’
  • tb_qubes_dvm_template
  • echo ‘’
  • grep -q --invert-match ‘-dvm’
  • true ‘INFO: not running inside Qubes DVM Template, ok.’
  • return 0
  • tb_run_function check_tb_updater_first_boot_done
  • case $tb_skip_functions in
  • true ‘INFO: Running check_tb_updater_first_boot_done, because tb_skip_functions does not include it.’
  • check_tb_updater_first_boot_done
  • test -f /run/qubes/this-is-templatevm
  • local systemctl_output
  • local wait_counter
  • wait_counter=0
  • true
    ++ systemctl --no-pager --no-block status tb-updater-first-boot.service
  • systemctl_output=‘● tb-updater-first-boot.service - Helper Service for /usr/bin/torbrowser to determine when it is save to Copy Tor Browser from /var/cache/tb-binary to user home by Whonix developers
    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/tb-updater-first-boot.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
    Active: active (exited) since Mon 2021-08-30 09:51:25 UTC; 3min 53s ago
    Docs: GitHub - Whonix/tb-updater: Tor Browser Downloader - Automates download and verification of Tor Br
    Process: 434 ExecStart=/bin/true (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Main PID: 434 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)’
  • break
  • tb_run_function tb_copy_from_root_to_user_maybe
  • case $tb_skip_functions in
  • true ‘INFO: Running tb_copy_from_root_to_user_maybe, because tb_skip_functions does not include it.’
  • tb_copy_from_root_to_user_maybe
  • ‘[’ ‘’ = none ‘]’
  • local done_file
  • done_file=/home/user/.tb/first-boot-home-population.done
  • ‘[’ ‘!’ -d /home/user ‘]’
  • ‘[’ ‘!’ -d /var/cache/tb-binary ‘]’
  • ‘[’ -d /home/user/.tb/tor-browser ‘]’
  • ‘[’ -e /home/user/.tb/first-boot-home-population.done ‘]’
  • ‘[’ -d /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache ‘]’
  • mkdir -p /home/user/.cache
  • test -w /home/user/.cache
  • cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache /home/user/
    cp: cannot stat ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/temp’: Permission denied
    cp: cannot stat ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/files’: Permission denied
    cp: cannot stat ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/tbb_version_last_downloaded_save_file’: Permission denied
  • tb_permission_issue cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache /home/user/
  • local ‘failed_command=cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache /home/user/’
  • local ‘MSG=

    User home folder permission issue?





    Failed to run the following command:





    cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache /home/user/





    Tip: If something does not work, do not arbitrarily try to use sudo / root without indication that this would be appropriate.


    That only risks messing up user home folder permissions. See:


    https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Root#Inappropriate_Use_of_Root_Rights





    To fix this, you could try:

    Start Menu → System → Xfce Terminal





    sudo chown --recursive “user”:“user” “/home/user”



    Then try starting Tor Browser again.





    To debug this, you could try to start Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) from command line in:


    https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#In_Verbose_Mode.





    See also Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) Permission Issues:


    https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Permission_Issues

  • /usr/lib/msgcollector/msgcollector --icon /usr/share/icons/anon-icon-pack/tbupdate.ico --parentpid 1276 --identifier torbrowser --parenttty /dev/pts/0 --whoami user --messagex --typex error --titlex ‘Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers)’ --message ‘

    User home folder permission issue?





    Failed to run the following command:





    cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache /home/user/





    Tip: If something does not work, do not arbitrarily try to use sudo / root without indication that this would be appropriate.


    That only risks messing up user home folder permissions. See:


    https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Root#Inappropriate_Use_of_Root_Rights





    To fix this, you could try:

    Start Menu → System → Xfce Terminal





    sudo chown --recursive “user”:“user” “/home/user”



    Then try starting Tor Browser again.





    To debug this, you could try to start Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) from command line in:


    https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#In_Verbose_Mode.





    See also Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) Permission Issues:


    https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Permission_Issues

    ’ --done
  • /usr/lib/msgcollector/msgcollector --icon /usr/share/icons/anon-icon-pack/tbupdate.ico --parentpid 1276 --identifier torbrowser --parenttty /dev/pts/0 --whoami user --messagecli --typecli error --titlecli ‘Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers)’ --message ‘

    User home folder permission issue?





    Failed to run the following command:





    cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache /home/user/





    Tip: If something does not work, do not arbitrarily try to use sudo / root without indication that this would be appropriate.


    That only risks messing up user home folder permissions. See:


    https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Root#Inappropriate_Use_of_Root_Rights





    To fix this, you could try:

    Start Menu → System → Xfce Terminal





    sudo chown --recursive “user”:“user” “/home/user”



    Then try starting Tor Browser again.





    To debug this, you could try to start Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) from command line in:


    https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#In_Verbose_Mode.





    See also Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) Permission Issues:


    https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Permission_Issues

    ’ --done
    [ERROR] [torbrowser] User home folder permission issue?

Failed to run the following command:

cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber /var/cache/tb-binary/.cache /home/user/

Tip: If something does not work, do not arbitrarily try to use sudo / root without indication that this would be appropriate.
That only risks messing up user home folder permissions. See:

To fix this, you could try: Start Menu → System → Xfce Terminal

sudo chown --recursive “user”:“user” “/home/user”
Then try starting Tor Browser again.

To debug this, you could try to start Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) from command line in:
Tor Browser Essentials.

See also Tor Browser Starter (by Whonix developers) Permission Issues:

Could you please provide the following debug output?

cd ~ 
touch test1
cp --verbose test1 test2
ls -la /home
ls -la /home/user
ls -la /home/user/.cache
ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb
ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb/temp
ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb/files
ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb/tbb_version_last_downloaded_save_file

To fix, delete Tor Browser.

sudo rm -r -v -f /var/cache/tb-binary
sudo rm -r -v -f /home/user/.cache/tb
sudo rm -r -v -f /home/user/.tb

user@host:~$ cd ~
user@host:~$ touch test1
user@host:~$ cp --verbose test1 test2
‘test1’ → ‘test2’
user@host:~$ ls -la /home
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 26 15:13 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Jul 9 17:15 …
drwxr-x— 12 user user 4096 Aug 31 11:21 user
user@host:~$ ls -la /home/user
total 124
drwxr-x— 12 user user 4096 Aug 31 11:21 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 26 15:13 …
-rw------- 1 user user 1311 Aug 27 13:27 .bash_history
-rw-r----- 1 user user 220 Aug 26 15:13 .bash_logout
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 14 Aug 26 15:13 .bashrc → .bashrc.whonix
-rw-r----- 1 user user 3891 Aug 26 16:07 .bashrc.whonix
-rw-r----- 1 user user 3526 Aug 26 15:13 .bashrc.whonix-orig
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 Aug 26 15:40 .bitmonero
drwxr-xr-x 6 user user 4096 Aug 26 15:39 .cache
drwxr-xr-x 11 user user 4096 Jul 9 17:16 .config
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 Aug 26 15:13 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 Jul 9 17:18 Downloads
drwx------ 3 user user 4096 Aug 26 16:08 .gnupg
-rw------- 1 user user 922 Aug 31 11:11 .ICEauthority
drwxr-xr-x 3 user user 4096 Jul 9 17:16 .local
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 Jul 9 17:18 Pictures
-rw-r----- 1 user user 807 Aug 26 15:13 .profile
-rw-r–r-- 1 user user 0 Aug 27 13:22 System
drw-rw-r-- 2 user user 4096 Aug 26 15:25 .tb
-rw-r–r-- 1 user user 0 Aug 31 11:21 test1
-rw-r–r-- 1 user user 0 Aug 31 11:21 test2
-rw-r----- 1 user user 4 Aug 31 11:11 .vboxclient-clipboard.pid
-rw-r----- 1 user user 5 Aug 31 11:11 .vboxclient-display-svga-x11.pid
-rw-r----- 1 user user 4 Aug 31 11:11 .vboxclient-draganddrop.pid
-rw-r----- 1 user user 4 Aug 31 11:11 .vboxclient-seamless.pid
-rw------- 1 user user 49 Aug 31 11:11 .Xauthority
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 Jul 9 17:16 .xchat2
-rw-r–r-- 1 user user 0 Aug 27 13:22 Xfce
-rw-r–r-- 1 user user 9508 Aug 31 11:20 .xfce4-session.verbose-log
-rw-r–r-- 1 user user 10408 Aug 30 09:55 .xfce4-session.verbose-log.last
-rw------- 1 user user 3506 Aug 31 11:20 .xsession-errors
-rw------- 1 user user 3501 Aug 30 09:55 .xsession-errors.old
user@host:~$ ls -la /home/user/.cache
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 6 user user 4096 Aug 26 15:39 .
drwxr-x— 12 user user 4096 Aug 31 11:21 …
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 Aug 27 07:17 gstreamer-1.0
drwx------ 2 user user 4096 Aug 26 15:13 sessions
drw-rw-r-- 4 user user 4096 Aug 26 15:25 tb
drwxr-xr-x 3 user user 4096 Aug 26 15:39 thumbnails
user@host:~$ ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb
ls: cannot access ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/.’: Permission denied
ls: cannot access ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/files’: Permission denied
ls: cannot access ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/tbb_version_last_downloaded_save_file’: Permission denied
ls: cannot access ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/temp’: Permission denied
ls: cannot access ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/…’: Permission denied
total 0
d??? ? ? ? ? ? .
d??? ? ? ? ? ? …
d??? ? ? ? ? ? files
-??? ? ? ? ? ? tbb_version_last_downloaded_save_file
d??? ? ? ? ? ? temp
user@host:~$ ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb/temp
ls: cannot access ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/temp’: Permission denied
user@host:~$ ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb/files
ls: cannot access ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/files’: Permission denied
user@host:~$
user@host:~$
user@host:~$ ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb/tbb_version_last_downloaded_save_file
ls: cannot access ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/tbb_version_last_downloaded_save_file’: Permission denied
user@host:~$
user@host:~$
user@host:~$
user@host:~$ ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb/tbb_version_last_downloaded_save_file
ls: cannot access ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/tbb_version_last_downloaded_save_file’: Permission denied
user@host:~$ sudo rm -r -v -f /var/cache/tb-binary
[sudo] password for user:

Sorry, try again.
/usr/lib/security-misc/pam_tally2-info: WARNING: 1 failed login attempts.
/usr/lib/security-misc/pam_tally2-info: Login will be blocked after 50 attempts.
/usr/lib/security-misc/pam_tally2-info: You have 49 more attempts before unlock procedure is required.

[sudo] password for user:
Sorry, try again.
/usr/lib/security-misc/pam_tally2-info: WARNING: 2 failed login attempts.
/usr/lib/security-misc/pam_tally2-info: Login will be blocked after 50 attempts.
/usr/lib/security-misc/pam_tally2-info: You have 48 more attempts before unlock procedure is required.

[sudo] password for user:
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removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.cache/tb/temp/sha256_output’
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removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Docs/Licenses’
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removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/fontconfig’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profiles.ini’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/Caches’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/bookmarks.html’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/extensions/{73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}.xpi’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/extensions’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/geoip6’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/torrc-defaults’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/geoip’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/torrc’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/libstdc++/libstdc++.so.6’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/libstdc++’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/libssl.so.1.1’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/libevent-2.1.so.7’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/tor’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/libcrypto.so.1.1’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/PluggableTransports/snowflake-client’
removed ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/PluggableTransports/obfs4proxy’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/PluggableTransports’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser/Browser’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb/tor-browser’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary/.tb’
removed directory ‘/var/cache/tb-binary’
user@host:~$ sudo rm -r -v -f /home/user/.cache
removed directory ‘/home/user/.cache/sessions’
removed ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/files/sha256sums-unsigned-build.txt.asc’
removed ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/files/sha256sums-unsigned-build.txt’
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removed ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/temp/sha256_output’
removed ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/temp/pv_wrapper_fifo’
removed ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/temp/tar_fifo’
removed directory ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/temp’
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removed directory ‘/home/user/.cache/gstreamer-1.0’
removed directory ‘/home/user/.cache’
user@host:~$ sudo rm -r -v -f /home/user/.tb
removed directory ‘/home/user/.tb’
user@host:~$

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Try installing Tor Browser now. Since the broken permission folders should be gone, installation should work. You’ll find it in start menu.

If you try starting Tor Browser and it’s not installed, it should be asking to install it. Should hopefully now be easy either way.


Thank you! The debug output you posted will help to integrate debugging into Whonix Tor Browser startup script to debug such issues in future. I’ll also probably soon have a command which would fix such issues.

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