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Comment 0 from Bug 394984:
software update disabled on the mac if admin user is not the same admin user as the person who installed firefox

rhian had a machine that was stuck on 1.5.0.6, and the problem was that software update was disabled because she could not write to the application directory.

/Applications/Firefox.app was owned by "501", which was probably the previous owner for the laptop (mrz?)

The perms for that directory are:

drwxr-xr-x    3 501  admin   102 Jul 28  2006 . 

as the "rhian" user, even though she is an admin user, she can't create the update.test file under there, so update was disabled.

note, I think the fix for bug #393782 will help address this sort of thing, as we can make it part of the "why can't I update faq" for mac.
Port following bugs:
* Bug 394984 - Enable any admin user on OSX to update Firefox, build config changes
* Bug 1278042 - If update is disabled, don't copy LaunchServices

Comment 0 from Bug 394984:
software update disabled on the mac if admin user is not the same admin user as the person who installed firefox

rhian had a machine that was stuck on 1.5.0.6, and the problem was that software update was disabled because she could not write to the application directory.

/Applications/Firefox.app was owned by "501", which was probably the previous owner for the laptop (mrz?)

The perms for that directory are:

drwxr-xr-x    3 501  admin   102 Jul 28  2006 . 

as the "rhian" user, even though she is an admin user, she can't create the update.test file under there, so update was disabled.

note, I think the fix for bug #393782 will help address this sort of thing, as we can make it part of the "why can't I update faq" for mac.

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