Closed Bug 1713646 Opened 4 months ago Closed 2 months ago

Add information to the website about fixing automatic updates

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: Website, task)

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: iann_bugzilla, Assigned: iann_bugzilla)

Details

Attachments

(1 file, 3 obsolete files)

For SeaMonkey releases 2.53.1 to 2.53.4 and 2.53.1b1 to 2.53.5b1 automatic updates won't work unless various app.update.* default prefs are changed. Easiest way to do this is to add a user.js file into the user's profile directory. This information should be added to the website.

Attached patch 1713646-auto-updates.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review

I've put it as a news article at the moment, but happy for other suggestions as to where it can be put instead / as well.

Attachment #9224338 - Flags: review?(frgrahl)

Comment on attachment 9224338 [details] [diff] [review]
1713646-auto-updates.patch

LmostlyGTM

+Automatic updates for 2.53.x releases have been switched on. These will work
+without any changes for version 2.53.5 and beyond but for earlier 2.53.x
+releases, including 2.53.5b1, a user.js file needs to be created in the profile
+directory / folder. Help > Troubleshooting Information will give the correct
+location and use the Open Directory / Folder button to go there. The user.js
<

Maybe replace beyond?

Automatic updates for 2.53.x releases have been switched on. These will work
without any changes for version 2.53.5 and later....

Does this work in Linux if you are not signed on as an administrator. Do we need to mention our version of Bug 394984 (forgot the number) for macOS.

Attachment #9224338 - Flags: review?(frgrahl) → review+

(In reply to Frank-Rainer Grahl (:frg) from comment #2)

Comment on attachment 9224338 [details] [diff] [review]
1713646-auto-updates.patch

LmostlyGTM

+Automatic updates for 2.53.x releases have been switched on. These will work
+without any changes for version 2.53.5 and beyond but for earlier 2.53.x
+releases, including 2.53.5b1, a user.js file needs to be created in the profile
+directory / folder. Help > Troubleshooting Information will give the correct
+location and use the Open Directory / Folder button to go there. The user.js
<

Maybe replace beyond?

Automatic updates for 2.53.x releases have been switched on. These will work
without any changes for version 2.53.5 and later....

Yes, can do that.

Does this work in Linux if you are not signed on as an administrator.

If you have permissions to the installation location it will work. Most distros will probably have disabled updates for those that ship SM, so will only be for users that have downloaded and installed it for themself.

Do we need to mention our version of Bug 394984 (forgot the number) for macOS.

I guess so, what do we need to say?

Flags: needinfo?(frgrahl)
Attached patch 1713646-auto-updates-v1_1.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review

New version with suggested changes.

Attachment #9224338 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Flags: needinfo?(frgrahl)
Attachment #9232999 - Flags: review?(frgrahl)

Comment on attachment 9232999 [details] [diff] [review]
1713646-auto-updates-v1_1.patch

These will work without any changes for version 2.53.5 and later

With a few exceptions these will work. Maybe link to https://blog.seamonkey-project.org/2021/07/08/updates-3/

and use the Open Directory

Maybe "and then use" ... Looks a bit hacky right now.

Once SeaMonkey is restarted and selecting Check for Updates in the Help menu

1 Worth to put "Check for Updates" in quotes or bold or whatever? Same for Help > Troubleshooting Information and other menu items if any?

Once SeaMonkey is restarted and selecting

2 Grammar seems not to be ok. Maybe "After restarting SeaMonkey and selecting Check for Updates in the Help menu
t should show an update as being available". Or as you see fit.

+Linux, updates have not been disable by the distributor.

disabled

r+ with at least the grammar changes. Awful lot of work to make it work so might mention that using the installer or full package is easier :)

Attachment #9232999 - Flags: review?(frgrahl) → review+
Attached patch 1713646-auto-updates-v1_2.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review

As you said, there is an easier option.

Attachment #9232999 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #9234564 - Flags: review?(frgrahl)

More suggested changes.

Attachment #9234564 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #9234564 - Flags: review?(frgrahl)
Attachment #9234568 - Flags: review?(frgrahl)

Comment on attachment 9234568 [details] [diff] [review]
1713646-auto-updates-v1_3.patch [Checked in: Comment 9]

LGTM

Attachment #9234568 - Flags: review?(frgrahl) → review+
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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