no root permissions on chrome-directory message

Assigned to


Core Graveyard
Installer: XPInstall Engine
16 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Frederic Schreiter, Assigned: Syd Logan)


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16 years ago
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

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

Expected Results:  WOuld have been cool if it would have asked for the root
password and handled it by itself.

Comment 1

16 years ago
I think this is not i18n feature request.  
over to Installer team
Assignee: yokoyama → syd
Component: Internationalization → Installer: XPInstall Engine
QA Contact: ruixu → jimmylee

Comment 2

16 years ago
Sounds very dangerous to me. See comments in the meta-bug...
Blocks: 29741

Comment 3

16 years ago
setting status to New. Module Owner may resolve as WONTFIX.
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

15 years ago
Hm, what should Mozilla do with a root password. It would be much safer and
better not to require root priviledges for XPI installation.



15 years ago

Comment 5

15 years ago
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)
QA Contact: jimmykenlee → xpi-engine
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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