User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040107 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040107 Each nightly installs it's GRE files in [program files path]\common files\mozilla.org\GRE\[build_version] When a new nightly is installed overwriting an earlier build, the older GRE fiels are not removed. The [program files path] starts to bloat to the tune of ~15M each time a build is installed. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install a nightly build check GRE common files path 2. Install a later nightly. 3. Note how older versions are not removed despite main files overwritten. Actual Results: Bloat Expected Results: Clean up older files.
dup of bug 198081, but I can't reopen that one.
per reporter's comment *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 198081 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Regression of bug 198081. I don't believe it's the same bug--the code added to fix that bug is still there, it's just not getting tickled. In some cases the contents are deleted but the empty directory remains. Tracking the regression separately (likely a build/config issue) is less confusing than lumping it into the original feature bug.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
I'm still not seeing this. I do see that an *empty* directory gets left behind (a minor bug), but several of the dupes have specifically mentioned eating up Megabytes of diskspace (more important bug). Many, but not all, of the dupes since bug 198081 were fixed have been on Win9x. I have not tested there, but some reports, like this one, do mention WinXP I'll confirm for the empty directory problem. How can I reproduce the other issue? Any ideas, Sean?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Nightly builds not cleaning up older GRE files → Nightly builds not cleaning up older GRE directory
It might be a registry problem, but it's hard to say. Darin, can you attach an export of your windows registry from the following key on down: HKLM\Software\Mozilla Please make sure to save the export file as type "Win9x/NT4 Registration Files" for readability purposes.
Sorry, my bad. I meant: HKLM\Software\mozilla.org (not Mozilla).
from speaking with lohphat, it doesn't seem to be an issue for him anymore. He does have 1 empty GRE dir, and that's it. He's going to install tomorrow's build and verify the non-issueness.
Created attachment 161575 [details] older moz versions in registry These should have been cleaned when a newer version is installed.
Today's build cleaned the GRE directory, no empty folder. Should I open another bug on the registry cleaning issue? (see attachment)
yes, please open a new bug on the registry problem. btw, dveditz and I tracked down the related empty GRE dir being left around after an upgrade problem. It only happens if you "launch" the new nightly mozilla installer from the browser's download manager dialog to upgrade it (with options left at default). The problem did not occur if the new nightly mozilla installer was launched from outside the browser's download manager (ie, via the explorer). This happens because of a couple of combined things: 1) mozilla.exe's cwd after start up is the GRE dir because that's where xpcom.dll (and support) files are at. This is necessary due to the way Windows automatically locates dependent dlls. 2) the "launch" command in mozilla's download manager calls ShellExecute without specifying a working dir, thus it defaults the executing app's working dir to be the same as mozilla's working dir. The last item (2) prevents the GRE dir from being removed on upgrade.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910 Still a problem regarding GRE in Windows registry while installing 1.7.3 over 1.7.2 (not nightly builds but end-user releases). Note that this problem was seen without use of Mozilla's Download Manager (see comment 12). Instead, I downloaded the executable installer using a non-Mozilla FTP client. After the download completed, I shutdown my Internet connection and all applications (having previously shutdown Mozilla), cleaned up, launched an installation logger, and then executed the installer.
Bug 264386 created for other registry cleanup problem.
The GRE installer is long dead
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago → 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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