User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040608 Firefox/0.8.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040608 Firefox/0.8.0+ When trying to run the RC of FireFox 0.9, it got through the settings migration, then the icon started appearing and disappearing on the dock (without actually loading a menu or window). Force quit couldn't stop it - it kept appearing and disappearing from that list, and quitting it accomplished nothing. I tried to reboot, but it canceled my shutdown. (Really: a message box came up and said "Firefox cancelled shutdown." I finally opened up Terminal, and ps revealed that it was starting a new process (with a new PID) every time, which is why force quit failed and why I couldn't kill it by PID. Finally I just ran "killall firefox-bin", which took cqare of it. I initially ran it directly from the disk image (since I didn't want to overwrite my copy of FF 0.8). Later, after getting it to close, I copied it to my desktop and ran it from there, at which point it loaded fine (I'm using that session to submit this bug). Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce Steps to Reproduce: 1. Downloaded Firefox 0.9rc 2. Double-clicked on Firefox icon in disk image (this may have been the problem) 3. After the notice about successful migration, clicked on OK/quit/whatever the one and only button was labeled. Actual Results: Firefox kept appearing on the Dock, then disappearing, then appearing again. Force quit couldn't, and shutdown got canceled, and finally I was able to stop it with terminal and killall. Expected Results: Firefox should have started up completely or failed - once - with an error. Firefox 0.8 is also installed on this system, but was not running. Classic environment was running, but no classic-mode apps were open. This is a fully-updated Panther on a PowerBook. The only other programs running were Finder, Safari, and possibly IE and/or Camino (I'd been doing some web design testing earlier). At this point, I'm not sure if the problem was caused by it being the first run, or if it was caused by running it from the dmg instead of copying it to the disk first. (I'm fairly new to Mac OS, so I don't know if running it from the dmg was a bonehead move on my part. Even so, I can see a total newbie doing this, and not having the CLI and unix knowledge that saved me.)
*** Bug 246495 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Can someone upgrade my status to canconfirm? or confirm in this instance? thanks! bug 246495 is a dupe of this bug, I haven't stopped application with terminal, but assume this would work. This bug remains critical, as in my experience applications are expected to work 'directly from the disk image' and I didn't even consider that dragging to the desktop might be a solution. I also 'normally' check the application from the disk image before choosing where to file the application, ie in this case in the bin.
oops: It is definitely nothing to do with 'first run' and exclusively to do with not copying to another location, before opening.
It being my third day of using OSX, I thought I was doing something wrong. Apparently not! Just wanted to add that I'm seeing the exact same problem in the exact same circumstances. One extra thing.. is the fact that Firefox is listed in Applications in all lower-case an aesthetic bug? I was fairly certain 0.8 had it properly capitalized.
I hate duping older bugs to new bugs... but since bug 246789 was marked new by the assignee (who also owns this bug)... I feel as if its the best solution.
Depends on: 246789
Pretty much the same bug as 245441, which I thought we fixed before 0.9. Investigating.
I have to agree with Riscky it's 99% a dupe of bug 246789. Reporter, if you think this is incorrect please reopen. Thanks *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 246789 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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