#854 Privoxy on OS X will not start

version 3.0.19
closed-fixed
Ian Silvester
5
2012-03-13
2012-03-11
Anonymous
No

I just installed privoxy on OS X 10.6 and it wouldn't start, although launchctl thought it did. The reason was that the config file looks for the default files in . and it cannot find them.

My workaround was to add "/usr/local/etc/privoxy" as the working directory in /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.ijbswa.privoxy.plist
Alternatively one could change the /usr/local/etc/privoxy/config

Discussion

  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2012-03-11

    Hi,

    Yes, a tester notified me of this fault just yesterday; it affects only vanilla installs. I intend to release a corrected installer (correcting the omission in the config file) later today.

    Many thanks,

    Ian

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2012-03-11

    • summary: Privoxy will not start --> Privoxy on OS X will not start
     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2012-03-13

    Hi,

    This bug has been fixed in the release now available in the Files section of the project.

    Cheers,

    Ian

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2012-03-13

    [canned message]

    I think this is a manifestation of the "100% CPU" problem. What
    happens is some site has massive amounts of whitespace in their
    HTML that you don't ultimately see, but Privoxy spends a lot of
    time trying to filter it all. The interim solution is to keep
    Privoxy from filtering that particular site in the user.action
    file. Of course, once Privoxy starts spinning, it'll need to be
    killed and restarted.

    The problem is in the js-annoyances and the unsolicited-popups
    filters. If you turn those off in general (or for your problem
    site(s) in particular) I think you'll have better luck. Can you
    please give that a try?

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2012-03-13

    • assigned_to: nobody --> diem
    • status: open --> closed-fixed