Updates not offered to old Firefox versions on non-release channels

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AUS Graveyard
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3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: andershol, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows XP

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Description

3 years ago
I booted up an old WinXP machine that have Firefox 3.6.12 installed and was a bit surprised that when clicking "Check for updates..." it said "There are no updates available."

The browser have the "Update Channel Selector"-addon installed and was set to the "Beta"-channel. Switching to "Default", "ESR" or "Aurora" didn't get an update either, but if switching to "Release" version 3.6.28 was offered.

Shouldn't a newer version have been offered to really old browsers for the other channels? Or is this just a messed up install (possibly caused by the "Update Channel Selector"-addon)?

Using the "Live HTTP headers"-addon it seems that these requests are sent for "beta":
https://aus2.mozilla.org/update/3/Firefox/3.6.12/20101026210630/WINNT_x86-msvc/en-US/beta/Windows_NT%205.1/default/default/update.xml?force=1
https://aus3.mozilla.org/update/3/Firefox/3.6.12/20101026210630/WINNT_x86-msvc/en-US/beta/Windows_NT%205.1/default/default/update.xml?force=1

For "release" the urls look like this:
https://aus2.mozilla.org/update/3/Firefox/3.6.12/20101026210630/WINNT_x86-msvc/en-US/release/Windows_NT%205.1/default/default/update.xml?force=1
https://aus3.mozilla.org/update/3/Firefox/3.6.12/20101026210630/WINNT_x86-msvc/en-US/release/Windows_NT%205.1/default/default/update.xml?force=1
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