can't use helper application if it's unreadable

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

Core Graveyard
File Handling
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: Mårten Svantesson, Assigned: Bill Law)

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(Depends on: 1 bug)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021210

If the choosed helper application is unreadable (though executable) Mozilla
won't execute it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on link to file-type that will get the helper application dialog started.
2. Click "Choose".
3. In the file dialog enter the path to program with unreadable binary. (In my
case "/usr/ucb/lpr".)

Actual Results:  
A dialog saying "File /usr/bin/lp" is not readable is showed

Expected Results:  
Started the application.
(In this page print the document.)

This problem is probably general, but I haven't tried on any other platform
than the specified.

From my specific case you can see that Mozilla follows the symbolic link
/usr/ucb/lpr to /usr/bin/lp.
Note that on unix an application can very well be executable even if it's not
readable.
This is because the filepicker does not yet have a "select application" mode....
Depends on: 97321
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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