#1592 Package not working on OSX Mountain Lion

3.0.21
pending
Ian Silvester
startup (89)
5
2013-11-01
2013-09-09
Geordon
No

I just installed the OSX 10.8.3 version of Privoxy by package and configured my network proxy for Safari as outlined in the instruction. However, there seems to be something not working right with the proxy. When I try to go to the config page, the browser can't connect to the proxy.

When I look for Privoxy in the process list, there is nothing there:

Enso:~ gvantass$ ps -ef|Grep -i privo
501 7612 393 0 3:35PM ttys000 0:00.00 Grep -i privo
Enso:~ gvantass$

I have turned off the Mac firewall, trying to see if that was interfering, but that doesn't help, either. I'm kind of wondering if there is a missing config file somewhere, so would appreciate some guidance as to where those would be.

Thanks!

Discussion

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  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2013-09-10

    Hi Geordon,

    Could you screenshot the error you get when trying to browse to the config page? Also in /Applications/Privoxy there should be a link to the install log file - could you attach this to the ticket too?

    Thanks,

    Ian

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2013-09-10

    • assigned_to: nobody --> diem
     
  • Geordon
    Geordon
    2013-09-13

    install.log

     
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  • Geordon
    Geordon
    2013-09-13

    I couldn't figure out how to scale the screen cap down to an acceptable size at 1:00 AM (in the middle of 6 chapters for the week. Ugh. College. :D ), so I uploaded it to my Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0y6sod3h62nu5ni/privoxy.png

    I *do* have the privoxy process running at this time, after a complete fresh uninstall/reinstall of the package.

    I don't know if it's useful, but I am also running DNSCrypt and OpenDNS on the desktop that I want to install Privoxy on.

     
  • Geordon
    Geordon
    2013-09-13

    Further info: I did a full reboot and Privoxy did not auto start. However, I can force load it (launchctl load org.ijbswa.privoxy.plist) and it comes up.

    Also, now, if I re-set the proxy for localhost and port, Privoxy config comes up. So, something doesn't seem to like starting itself, it seems.

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2013-09-13

    Hi Geordon,

    Okay then there's two things to do:

    - enable Privoxy logging (as described here: http://www.privoxy.org/user-manual/contact.html\) and send us a log extract
    - take a look in your system logs using Console - this will contain whatever error is causing the launchitem to fail (although it does look like a Privoxy internal error)

    I'm interested in your comment regarding "resetting the proxy for localhost and port" . Does this mean you had reconfigured the address Privoxy listens on? Perhaps the error is that it could not bind to that address/port?

    Ian

     
  • Geordon
    Geordon
    2013-09-13

    Oh, nothing of the sort, Ian. I meant that I changed the network preference settings to look for/not look for the proxy on 127.0.0.1:8118

    This morning, it would seem that there is no Privoxy running again I get the "can't connect to proxy server" page when trying to go to the config page. Then, when I look for the process I get this:

    Enso:LaunchDaemons gvantass$ ps -ef|Grep privoxy
    501 94704 10973 0 12:47PM ttys000 0:00.00 Grep privoxy
    Enso:LaunchDaemons gvantass$ launchctl load org.ijbswa.privoxy.plist
    org.ijbswa.privoxy: Already loaded
    Enso:LaunchDaemons gvantass$

    Unloading and reloading the .plist doesn't start the proxy again. So I rebooted but Privoxy didn't coma back up, nor can I manually start it. Truth be told, I'm stumped.

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2013-09-14

    Okay so definitely do the two things I suggested:

    - enable logging as per my previous reply and attach a log to your next post - if Privoxy is at least being called and then failing to start this log should tell us why.
    - have a poke in Console and see if you can find an actual error code for the failed launchdaemon start

    Ian

     
  • Geordon
    Geordon
    2013-09-14

    launchctl listing

     
  • Geordon
    Geordon
    2013-09-14

    Debud level statements from config

     
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