Closed Bug 1289384 Opened 8 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Consider calling setInstallerPackageName() from UpdateService

Categories

(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

People

(Reporter: sebastian, Unassigned)

References

Details

Our UpdateService could/should call setInstallerPackageName():

* So that we know that this app is getting updated from our installer; We are starting to read this value in bug 1220773.
* So that no other app can claim to be the installer (See docs).

However the docs say:

> A SecurityException will be thrown if targetPackage already has an installer
> package, and that installer package is not signed with the same certificate as
> the calling application. 

If we set this value and then update the app from Google Play: Does this mean Google Play can't update the installer string and it will remain set to our updater (Something we probably do not want because of bug 1220773).

https://developer.android.com/reference/android/content/pm/PackageManager.html#setInstallerPackageName(java.lang.String,%20java.lang.String)
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Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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