Open Bug 1555321 Opened 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago

[Linux] Using the Linux package manager to update Firefox changes its localization

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect, P5)

67 Branch
defect

Tracking

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UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: anselm.w, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0

Steps to reproduce:

  • boot from ubuntu 18.04.1 live stik
  • set language to german ("Deutsch"), click "Ubuntu ausprobieren"
  • note that firefox is german now
  • update firefox (sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox)
  • note that firefox is english now (why??)
  • click menu > Help > About Firefox, click on "What's new" next to the version number ("67.0 (64-bit)")

Actual results:

A new tab showing
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/und/firefox/67.0/releasenotes/?utm_campaign=whatsnew&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_source=firefox-browser
is opened. This page does not exist.

Expected results:

The page opened should be
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/67.0/releasenotes/?utm_campaign=whatsnew&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_source=firefox-browser
(without "/und" between "en-US" and "/firefox")

This problem also happens with various other links.
"und" in german means "and", so maybe some this is a translation problem

Component: General → Application Update
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Summary: OS language setting breaks URLs → [Linux] Updating Firefox changes its localization

Drew, this happened when using the package manager to update and not Toolkit -> Application Update so moving it back to Firefox -> General for further triage.

Component: Application Update → General
Flags: needinfo?(adw)
Product: Toolkit → Firefox
Summary: [Linux] Updating Firefox changes its localization → [Linux] Using the Linux package manager to update Firefox changes its localization
Flags: needinfo?(adw)
Priority: -- → P5
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