Open Bug 1040234 Opened 6 years ago Updated 3 years ago

High rate of AccessingLogFailed on Windows XP

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

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(Reporter: gps, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

About 10% of hotfix payload records are indicating failure due to AccessingLogFailed. The problem is most pronounced on Windows XP.

Georg: would you mind brain dumping?
Flags: needinfo?(georg.fritzsche)
Most of these were actually "install.log not found or not updated", right?
https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/firefox-hotfixes/file/d29a3d24405c/v20140527.01/InstallerLauncher/InstallerLauncher/InstallerLauncher.cpp#l392

On Windows 5.1.* / XP, we don’t try to elevate. [0]
If we detect that the install path is not writable, we run the installer non-hidden [1], the assumption being that users can try to install to a writable location.
However, i assume we still default to the non-writable location in that visible installer as i don’t see us changing/influencing the path anywhere.

How likely does that scenario seem? Are we somehow able to confirm/correlate this from the data we have?
Flags: needinfo?(georg.fritzsche)
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