#1599 Privoxy won't run or install on Mac OSX 10.9

3.0.21
closed
Ian Silvester
startup (89)
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2014-08-13
2013-10-24
cjpragman
No

Had a working version of privoxy 3.0.21 running fine on a laptop with Mac OS 10.8.5.
I upgraded the laptop today to 10.9 Mavericks. After reboot, I see that privoxy hasn't loaded. Used launchctl to unload and reload the .plist file in /Library/LaunchDaemons. Still wound't start.

Next I tried downloading a fresh copy from here (3.0.21 64 bit). Ran installer. Installer failed. I've attached the installer logs below.

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  • cjpragman
    cjpragman
    2013-10-24

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2013-10-24

    Hmmm, ah well, I guess this was inevitable - you may be the first person in the world to be running Privoxy on 10.9! How do you feel about becoming a beta tester ;o)

    So then, as a first approximation, could you attach /Applications/Privoxy/install.log please? Also could you try using launchctl and see what error it throws when you launch Privoxy's launchdaemon plist? You'll probably have to go look in the Message in Console to see the proper error output.

    Cheers, and sorry it hasn't worked out of the box,

    Ian

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2013-10-24

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2013-10-24

    • assigned_to: nobody --> diem
     
  • cjpragman
    cjpragman
    2013-10-24

    here's the system log entries from a fresh attempt to unload and load the privoxy.plist. Seems like it is unhappy with the _privoxy users. Note that this was working before the 10.9 install, so I don't know why the _privoxy user would have been affected somehow just by upgrading the OS.

    10/24/13 5:18:51.636 AM sudo[41618]: cpragman : TTY=ttys000 ; PWD=/Library/LaunchDaemons ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/launchctl load -w org.ijbswa.privoxy.plist
    10/24/13 5:18:51.706 AM com.apple.launchd[1]: (org.ijbswa.privoxy[41620]) getpwnam("_privoxy") failed
    10/24/13 5:18:51.706 AM com.apple.launchd[1]: (org.ijbswa.privoxy[41620]) Job failed to exec(3). Setting up event to tell us when to try again: 3: No such process
    10/24/13 5:18:51.706 AM com.apple.launchd[1]: (org.ijbswa.privoxy[41620]) Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 3

     
  • cjpragman
    cjpragman
    2013-10-24

    • status: pending --> open
     
  • Skritek
    Skritek
    2013-10-24

    I have the same Issue. Running uninstall.command and a new instalation seems to be helpful.

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2013-10-24

    Thank you goblincz1!

    You say "seems to be helpful" - do you mean that a proper uninstall (using the uninstall.command script supplied in /Applications/Privoxy) and then full reinstall means that Privoxy now runs properly for you once more?

    cjpragman could you try this out and confirm whether it resolves your issue?

    dutchwood I've reviewed that Macworld article and it might have some relevance. I made a change to the launchdaemon plist file during the lifetime of the 3.0.21 installer, so it is conceivable that cjpragman's system has cached the old version and is attempting to use it against the new install.

    Thank you all for you input, I do not run 10.9 (in fact I'm sticking with 10.6 for now!) so your findings are crucial to the future of Privoxy on OS X.

    Cheers,

    Ian

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2013-10-24

    • status: open --> pending
     
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