Open Bug 1150524 Opened 6 years ago Updated 5 years ago

Print useful error message if opening of profile fails due to permissions instead of opening profile manager

Categories

(Toolkit :: Startup and Profile System, defect)

31 Branch
x86_64
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

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UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: krichter722, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0
Build ID: 20150306140302

Steps to reproduce:

Opened profile folder without permissions (current user differing from owner of `~/.thunderbird`)


Actual results:

Profile manager got displayed


Expected results:

An error message with the actual error (wrong ownership/missing permissions) should be displayed. Displaying the profile manager is pointless anyway, because if permissions for `~/.thunderbird` are missing, the profile can't be created anyway.
Component: Untriaged → Startup and Profile System
Product: Thunderbird → Toolkit
Version: 31 → 31 Branch
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