root permissions required for installing language packs

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

Mozilla Localizations
de / German
VERIFIED FIXED
16 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: Sergei Haller, Assigned: Robert Kaiser)

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Description

16 years ago
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:
(Assignee)

Comment 1

16 years ago
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
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
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. 
(Assignee)

Comment 3

16 years ago
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).
(Assignee)

Comment 4

15 years ago
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

Comment 5

14 years ago
verifying older bugs
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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