User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux; en_US) Build Identifier: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.2b/mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.2b-sea.tar.gz Installing Mozilla as a normal user in the user's home directory. Installation worked fine, but a bungled theme install (my fault) forced an uninstallation. Reinstalling the same way, there are a series of seven error dialogs after the file copy starts: Error [-621]: An installer module xpcom.xpi (.xpi) failed to install. Error [-621]: An installer module browser.xpi (.xpi) failed to install. Error [-621]: An installer module mail.xpi (.xpi) failed to install. Error [-621]: An installer module psm.xpi (.xpi) failed to install. Error [-621]: An installer module talkback.xpi (.xpi) failed to install. Error [-621]: An installer module inspector.xpi (.xpi) failed to install. The seventh error message is unintelligible characters. Pressing OK on all but the last dialog does nothing. Each has to be closed via the window manager controls, as does the main installer dialog. When the user (tredman) attempts to remove the install directory, a permissions error is produced. The install directory looks like this: total 40 drwxr-xr-x 3 tredman tredman 4096 Nov 4 22:49 chrome drw-r--r-- 2 tredman tredman 4096 Nov 4 22:49 components drwxr-xr-x 3 tredman tredman 4096 Nov 4 22:49 defaults -rw-r--r-- 1 tredman tredman 18973 Nov 4 22:49 install.log -rw-r--r-- 1 tredman tredman 335 Nov 4 22:49 registry drwxr-xr-x 2 tredman tredman 4096 Nov 4 22:49 searchplugins However any attempt to remove the components directory, or even cd to it, results in: rm: cannot change to directory `components': Permission denied even though the user and the user's group owns all of the files in the tree. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Run ./mozilla-installer from expanded archive. 2. 3. Actual Results: See Details Expected Results: Installation should be complete after this step. The .mozilla, .netscape and .netscape6 directories were removed, and the .mozconfig file was removed in order to provide a clean install. The errors did not go away.
I tried reproduce this bug with the 2002101612 build, but I can not. The .netscape and .netscape6 dictionary is used only by the older versions, I think the .mozconfig alse unused now.
components dir not having execute permission is bug 163524
This is basically the same as bug 163524. The dialog boxes reporting error [-621] are the visible results of the installer being unable to add any files to the components directory. The "components" directory won't have any files in it, so you can remove it with the rmdir command. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 163524 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Verified as a dupe of bug 163524
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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