I am on Debian and getting Debian from Debian itself after which it updates tor from the web.

Now the path of Tor Browser has changed slightly it seems from


it has now changed to


Trying to launch it I get the following -

[$] ./start-tor-browser.desktop                                                                                                     
Launching './Browser/start-tor-browser --detach'...
./Browser/execdesktop: line 14: ./Browser/start-tor-browser: No such file or directory

Update -

Trying to launch it with torbrowser-launcher I get the same error -

[$] torbrowser-launcher                                                                                                             
Tor Browser Launcher
By Micah Lee, licensed under MIT
version 0.2.7
Launching './Browser/start-tor-browser --detach'...
./Browser/execdesktop: line 14: ./Browser/start-tor-browser: No such file or directory

Any ideas ?

  • This is torbrowser-launcher that you're using? (it's totally unrelated to the tor package on apt). Have you tried opening it using the torbrowser-launcher program itself? – cacahuatl Jul 7 '17 at 22:07
  • I updated my query with the info. you asked, the result is the same. I could simply remove tor and the related binaries and try afresh but would like to do as a last resort. – shirish Jul 8 '17 at 0:23
  • does the file /home/shirish/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/start-tor-browser exist? – cacahuatl Jul 8 '17 at 13:28
  • it existed before, now it does not, after the update, hence the question what to do. – shirish Jul 8 '17 at 17:33
  • Reinstall Tor Browser – cacahuatl Jul 9 '17 at 16:33

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