User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 see bug 213252, here http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=213252 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: download the latest version of setup, do a clean setup, after all the dialog boxes the setup.exe process uses up all system cpu time and does nothing Actual Results: i killed the setup.exe process Expected Results: installed mozilla see bug 213252 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=213252
please tell what you did try to install, there is no setup.exe for installing Mozilla. http://www.mozilla.org/releases/ gives links to a Full Installer (11.8 MB), mozilla-win32-1.7a-installer.exe, a Net Installer (235 KB), mozilla-win32-1.7a-stub-installer.exe and a Zipfile (10.6 MB), mozilla-win32-1.7a.zip Firefox uses a setup.exe, FirefoxSetup-0.8.exe That are the names of the official release versions for windows, the nightlies have slightly different names. Was a mozilla running on this installation, or was it a first-time-install? Mozilla is using three directories on the machine, one for the profile, another for the GRE, and the last one for the program. I would recommend to download the full installer, or the zipfile. If this is installing well, but can´t connect, you should check the settings. Help for Autodial under XP: http://www.holgermetzger.de/efaqgeneral.html#13 (english, short) http://www.holgermetzger.de/dodxp.html (german, with screenshots) http://www.mozilla.org/quality/networking/docs/autodial.html If it doesn´t install, check install_status.log in the GRE folder and the program folder.
I downloaded the full setup, mozilla-win32-1.6-installer.exe. It is a clean install, no previous versions of mozilla existing. The "setup.exe" file is what's unpacked from the "mozilla-win32-1.6-installer.exe" and ultimately ends up taking up all CPU time and doing nothing until it's killed. No "install_status.log" file is ever created, only the mozilla.org\mozilla subdirectory (empty).
Seems the installer tries to create something like c:\Program Files\Common Files\mozilla.org\GRE for the Gecko Runtime Environment, but can´t, because that branch is write-protected, or contains a previous, corrupt installation. http://www.mozilla.org/projects/embedding/GRE.html#mozTocId115623 Workaround: download and unzip a zip-version, it just creates one folder named Mozilla, which contains other files and folders, and doesn´t need the GRE. http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.7a/installation.html#win
I used the .zip file, and everything's running good. Seems like indeed it's something with the installer, could as well be a write-access error somewhere.
changing to -> Installer GRE, as GRE can´t be installed on your WinXP. I assume you don´t have write access to the folder were it should be. Installing a zip build is only a workaround, as you have to make same settings in the windows registry to get all plugins working. See a phoenix link, also valid for zipped Mozilla builds: http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/phoenix.html and: http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/important.html about installing plugins on zipped builds. So it would be better to log in as admin, or get the write access, and install an installer build. If the installer succeeds, simply delete the directory holding the zip build, but you don´t need to. You can read about the GRE Location/installation in the following bugs: Bug 190862 default GRE installation path should be Common Files Bug 190714 GRE installation doesn't allow user provided folder/path Maybe a dupe of this, if you had another GRE installed: Bug 181325 Second installation can create an essentially empty folder
Assignee: general → gre
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Installer → Installer: GRE
Ever confirmed: true
The GRE installer is long dead
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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