Closed Bug 11171 Opened 21 years ago Closed 11 years ago

[feature] Need improved error reporting from Install.log

Categories

(Core Graveyard :: Installer: XPInstall Engine, defect, P3)

All
Windows NT
defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INVALID
Future

People

(Reporter: jimmykenlee, Unassigned)

References

Details

Build: 7/30/99 SeaMonkey build

Dan and I have talked already about the need to have error reporting from the
Install.log file.

RESULT:
When a trigger fails and is not a crash, the Install.log always shows:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://jimbob/jars/whatever.jar     --     08/03/1999 12:03:08
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

     Finished Installation  08/03/1999 12:03:08

EXPECTED RESULT:
The "Finished Installation" message is misleading.  The triggered jar failed,
but it does not specify the cause of the failure.

We need to interpret the following types of errors:

1. Line noise
2. Triggering a file that is not a jar-type file
3. Triggering a jar file that has an install script missing
4. Server error (ie url to nothing)
Blocks: 11020
Summary: Need improved error reporting from Install.log → [feature] Need improved error reporting from Install.log
Assignee: cathleen → ssu
Target Milestone: M11
I'm not sure why this is assigned to me.  This probably belongs to Dan.  CC'ing
Dan to see what he thinks.
Depends on: 8138, 9604
This one is detail for 9604. Prossibly should be assigned to me, but really
could be done by anyone once 9604/8138 is hooked up.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Assignee: ssu → dveditz
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
reassign to Dan, per today's bug meeting.
Blocks: 12805
The basic bug is fixed, but I'll leave open as a reminder to try to turn some
of the numeric status reports into numbers. e.g. "Download Error" would be
better than -229.
Assignee: dveditz → sgehani
Target Milestone: M11 → M12
m12
Blocks: 17907
Blocks: 18471
Blocks: 18951
Moving non-dogfood bugs to M13
Bulk move of XPInstall (component to be deleted) bugs to Installer: XPInstall
Engine
Target Milestone: M13 → M15
Not crucial for Beta
Target Milestone: M15 → M16
Target Milestone: M16 → M17
nice to have in a later release.
Target Milestone: M17 → M30
No longer blocks: 17907
No longer blocks: 18471
No longer blocks: 18951
Changing fictional "M30" to reality
Target Milestone: M30 → Future
Over to Syd for installer bug triage
Assignee: sgehani → syd
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Assignee: slogan → nobody
QA Contact: jimmykenlee → xpi-engine
Whiteboard: [expired?]
Robert: is this needed/understood? Or simply expired?
This is for the xpinstall installer which we no longer use so it isn't needed afaic
->INVALID then, thx.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Whiteboard: [expired?]
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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