No error reporting for software installation ("Install Successful" even if it's really unsuccessful)

NEW
Assigned to

Status

Core Graveyard
Installer: XPInstall Engine
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enhancement
15 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Mike Fedyk, Assigned: Sean Su)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030305
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

With NT4 the default permissions would allow normal users to save files under
"program files", but under Win2k and above, you need administrator access to do
this.

But if a normal user tries to install the spellchecker, it doesn't give any
errors, and even says "install successful"!

I suspect that it would give an error with a new install, but this spellchecker
was installing over an old version, so it needed to replace the files, but the
user didn't have access, but wasn't even told about the error (and the files
were there, so that wasn't the problem, only that the updated files weren't able
to be saved...)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual Results:  
Success!

Expected Results:  
Error message as to why it couldn't install (access denied or somesuch).

Updated

15 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 1

14 years ago
Perhaps related to http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=222263.
When I tried overcome the problem of 222263, I noticed that even when I get the
11+ MB of mozilla-win32-installer-sea.exe, the program goes to the network and
tries to download spellchecker.xpi.
I fails and suggests to "resume".
Each time I resume, it increments the "Remaining" line by about 200K, so right
now it says:
<<00:00:00 at 0.00KB/sec (1027KB of 0 KB downloaded)
------------------------------------------- 0%>>
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Comment 2

13 years ago
Bug 222263 is about the Mozilla Installer, this bug is about installing XPI files.
QA Contact: agracebush → xpi-engine
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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