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Torbrowser not starting

I recently installed Whonix on windows and the browser is not starting. Hopefully someone can identify the problem.

user@host:~$ whonixcheck
[INFO] [whonixcheck] Connected to Tor.
[INFO] [whonixcheck] Whonix is produced independently of, with no guarantee from, The Tor Project. Whonix is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. [INFO] [whonixcheck] Whonix APT Repository: Enabled.
When the Whonix team releases BUSTER updates,
they will be AUTOMATICALLY installed (when you run apt-get dist-upgrade)
along with updated packages from the Debian team.

user@host:~$ torbrowser
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
cp: cannot stat ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/gpgtmpdir’: Permission denied
[ERROR] [torbrowser] /usr/bin/torbrowser script bug.

No panic. Nothing is broken. Just some rare condition has been hit.
Try again later. If this is a transient issue, it can be safely ignored.

There is likely a solution for this problem.

It may or may not be possible to fix but further information may be required.

Debugging information:

BASH_COMMAND: cp --verbose --recursive --no-clobber “/var/cache/tb-binary/.cache” “$tb_user_home/”
exit_code: 1

tb_browser_folder: /home/user/.tb/tor-browser

tb_user_js_target_file: /home/user/.tb/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/user.js

output: /usr/lib/msgcollector/msgcollector
output_opts: --icon /usr/share/icons/anon-icon-pack/tbupdate.ico --parentpid 7791 --identifier torbrowser --parenttty /dev/pts/0 --whoami user
progressbaridx:

Experts only:
bash -x torbrowser

Instructions for reproduction of this issue?

Try this:

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

Nope same error message:

user@host:~$ torbrowser
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
cp: cannot stat ‘/home/user/.cache/tb/gpgtmpdir’: Permission denied
[ERROR] [torbrowser] /usr/bin/torbrowser script bug.

sudo ls -la /home/user/.cache/tb/
sudo rm -r /home/user/.cache/tb/
bash -x torbrowser

how do you insert terminal output stripped from links?

I don’t understand the question. What links and why they need to be
stripped?

If you want to redact things just copy it into a temporary text file and
remove whatever you think needs redaction.

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