Firefox won't launch from icon in Mac OS 10.11

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1166515

Status

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defect
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1166515
4 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: ashughes, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks 1 bug)

unspecified
x86_64
macOS
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox38.0.5 affected, firefox39 unaffected, firefox40 unaffected, firefox41 unaffected)

Details

Platform: OS X 10.11 (15A178w) Darwin 15.0.0

I just installed Mac OS X El Capitan developer preview and noticed a weird Firefox startup bug. It seems I cannot start Firefox with the icon but if I run the firefox command from terminal it launches okay.

Steps:
1) Download Firefox and put it in Applications
2) Open Finder and go to Applications
3) Double click the Firefox icon to launch
> "Firefox is damaged and can't be opened."
(the same occurs if launching Firefox from Spotlight)
(the same occurs if launching Firefox from the mounted dmg)
4) Open terminal
5) Run "/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox"
> Firefox starts as expected

This bug only seems to reproduce in Firefox 38.0.5; Firefox Beta, Aurora, and Nightly open fine from the icon-based launchers.
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]: nominating to track simply to increase awareness of the issue. This may end up being an OS X bug that will be "fixed" in a future update.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1166515
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