Closed Bug 210969 Opened 21 years ago Closed 21 years ago
Upgrade install deletes plugin directory
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Upgrading from 1.2.1 to the current test build of 1.4 by installing to the same directory deletes everything in your plugin directory. There is a warning that files will be deleted, but most programs usually only delete their own files, not ones added by the user since install. I saw no obvious warning my plugins would not be kept. This is not very user friendly (especially for those that do not remember exactly where all the linked plugins installed actually exist on their computer). I found a similar defect already in existence (76458), but it is very ancient. I'm very shocked this behvior still exists. I realize this is free software, but this behavior is very arcane Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install an older version of Mozilla on Liunx. Install some plugins 2. Install the current 1.4 build and select to use the same directory 3. When prompted about an older version in that location, select delete Actual Results: All my existing plugins were deleted Expected Results: One of the following would be much improved: 1) Offer an upgrade option! This is fairly standard with software. If plugin support has changed, tell the user. This would preserve plugins and skins. 2) Only delete files installed by Mozilla. Leave the plugin directory alone 3) At least give the user a very obvious warning all plugins will be lost
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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