User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Root permissons required for installing language packs. Why don't install them into users ~/.mozilla directory? install into the main directory (/usr/local/mozilla or whatever) only if mozilla is run by root. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Installation notes say that you need write permission to Mozilla application directory: http://mozilla.kairo.at/download.php#PackInstall We're blocked by bug 109044, see also bug 148986 Comment #4
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Depends on: 109044
Ever confirmed: true
yes, the second paragraph of "bug 148986 Comment #4" is what I had in mind. you can install themes as a user in ~/.mozilla So why shouldn't this be possible for all other kind of installations like language packs etc.
See bug 109044 - if we allow this, the user gets an error, and we don't know why. I hope this issue will be resolved some time. When it is, we'll do exactly as you tell (btw, on Windows we already do this: try to write/install in Mozilla application directory, if we fail, install into profile directory).
This was fixed by not using the workaround for bug 109044 any more. It appears to work almost always now without it.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
verifying older bugs
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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