From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.8) Gecko/20020204 BuildID: 0.9.9 If a user mistakenly executes the mozilla-installer-bin script instead of the mozilla-installer script, the installation fails with the error: "Fatal Error[-618]: Couldn't open xpistub library: Ok, so this is a user error (althought the installation instructions are sparse at best). Nevertheless, why don't we make a _simple_ change that would eliminate this problem? Simply change: ./mozilla-installer-bin to: ./.mozilla-installer-bin Is there any reason not to do this? Yes, this _could_ be considered a duplicate of bug 107368, but it really should be fixed! Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.download linux installer and unpack 2.run mozilla-installer-bin 3. Actual Results: Installer bombed Expected Results: Mozilla installed
16 years ago
The same thing happens with the built directory: mozilla, mozilla-bin and run-mozilla.sh. In fact, many programs use scripts to wrap their binaries. I think you could make a much stronger argument for mentioning using the installer in the README file that comes with the installer. There are multiple bugs that deal with the documentation, most notably bug 45863.
Yes scripts are a common behavior, and putting the correction in the README would help. Nevertheless, wouldn't it be a simple and more complete fix to simply hide the executable "mozilla-installer-bin" ?! Just trying to make 1.0 seem more polished...
The linux installer is gone