Using the latest nightly builds, or any builds using a private GRE installation, if two or more installations of mozilla are installed into different directories, all uninstallers will delete that last mozilla installation installed and render the remaining uninstallers broken beyond that point. 1. Install two instances of mozilla into two distinct directories. 2. Check the registry settings of the GRE - notice everything points to the last installation only, with the exception of the pathtoexe keys in the applist key. 3. cd to the uninstall directory of the first mozilla installation and run the uninstaller. 4. Notice the second installation was deleted instead of the first.
According to the spec, this might be because you are calling the uninstaller without the /app_path param? (specs need updating), but calling the uninstaller with only the /app param will delete the applist entry and potentially the GRE. adding the /app_path param should remove the pathtoexe entry , then potentially the applist entry and GRE installation. I kind of think it is a bug to be able to specify the app param only and wipe out the applist entry. At the least, the uninstaller should check that there are not valid multiple instances installed under the applist entry before removing it. if there are multiple valid entries, then the uninstaller should not perform the uninstall. If there is only one entry, then the uninstaller may proceed.
*** Bug 197481 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Should be fixed before any product ships GRE.
Severity: major → critical
Priority: -- → P1
Keywords: nsbeta1, topembed
Whiteboard: nsbeta1 topembed
Discussed in edt bug triage. Plussing.
Keywords: topembed → topembed+
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
The GRE installer is long dead
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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