User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2a) Gecko/20020914 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2a) Gecko/20020914 The installer from the latest nightly does not start. Running ./mozilla-installer just kicks you back to the prompt. Nothing shows up in ps, and Mozilla is not running when attempting to start the installer. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Download today's nightly 2. Attempt to start installation Actual Results: Nothing. Expected Results: Start the installer.
Created attachment 100987 [details] strace of ./mozilla-installer This is the result of running an strace on the installer. Don't know if it will help, but there it is.
Downloaded 1.01 to see if that installer would work, and to make sure this isn't some weird error with my box. The installer started fine.
self-extracing or net installer? conceivably, you picked up the 9-27 21:00:00 build mozilla-installer is a script, so stracing it doesn't show much. you need to do "strace -f" or strace the mozilla-installer-bin (after setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH)
I'm seeing this with 2002-09-28-04-trunk build (self-extracting version). The installer archive is missing the config.ini file. stat64("config.ini.C", 0xbffff8ac) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) stat64("config.ini", 0xbffff8ac) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) _exit(-604)
Created attachment 100993 [details] Second strace I picked up the self-extracting installer. Here's the strace from mozilla-installer.bin
Seems it is a packaging error. I downloaded mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-sea.tar, in which there was no config.ini file in the mozilla-installer directory, and the script exited immediately. I copied config.ini from a previous nightly and was eventually able to install (Build ID: 2002092804).
I'm getting the same with linux trunk build 2002092804 makring NEW
*** Bug 171526 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I think there were some changes to config.ini due to TypeAheadFind. May have caused this? Workaround is to download 2002092708 build (last working), and change all of the URL0 lines to point to 2002-09-29-04-trunk In vim: :%s/2002-09-27-08-trunk/2002-09-29-04-trunk/ Should see confirmation 12 changes were made.
the typeaheadfind is no longer an xpi. it should be removed from config.ini (component 11). See: http://download.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/2002-09-29-04-trunk/linux-xpi/
CCing a few people that might know something about this. I didn't see anything obviously wrong in the checkins I've had a look at. This is a blocker, please have a look at it.
the distributed config.ini is not part of CVS. this is a packaging problem
This should probably me marked a dup of bug 166712, which I reopened. I made some mistakes which the new patch in there fixes. I'm still seeking sr=dveditz.
I just corrected some of the errors from my checkin to bug 166712 - let me know if that corrects the problem.
sea installer archive for build 2002100104 is ok. config.ini is included and installing works fine.
config.ini in sea and installer builds today.
*** Bug 171835 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***