From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.4) Gecko/20010923 BuildID: Mozilla 0.9.4 20010923 Hi folks! I have got just an improvement for mozilla. As usual I run mozilla as user without root-permissions. That's why mozilla denied the installing of a new language-pack. It would be a nice feature if mozilla would ask for the root password to install the pack anyway and don't let the user install it under the root account in case that there's only one person working on the PC. Just a small improvement for improving the comfort and not a bug, but there is not a "improvzilla" ;-) Greetings from germany....Frederic Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open Preferences 2.Choose to Add another Language-Pack 3.See the error message Actual Results: I got a message that I hadn't have the rights to write to the "chrome"-directory. Expected Results: WOuld have been cool if it would have asked for the root password and handled it by itself.
I think this is not i18n feature request. over to Installer team
Sounds very dangerous to me. See comments in the meta-bug...
setting status to New. Module Owner may resolve as WONTFIX.
Hm, what should Mozilla do with a root password. It would be much safer and better not to require root priviledges for XPI installation. pi
Asking for the root password would really Suck Hairy Monkey Balls(TM) - excuse my foul language. If I want something to be done which requires root privileges I'd rather do it as root. IMHO it would be nice if optional stuff went into $HOME/.mozilla (I don't know how this language pack thingy works, but my suggestion would be the same for XPI/chrome installs)