User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040618 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040618 I built my own firefox under Linux with almost the same build-config as original firefox builds. But only the profile-migrator does start. Firefox doesn't start up afterwards. startup output will be attached. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: .
I'm getting the same thing, too. My mozillaconfig is here: http://cablespeed.com/~tygris/mozconfig.txt For getting the output, I've switched on --enable-debug, --disable-optimisation, and removed stripping. The output of firefox via: (firefox 2>&1) > bug.txt http://cablespeed.com/~tygris/bug.txt
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/0.9.html#issues "If Firefox 0.9 is placed in a location with limited access privileges, it should be run by a user with access to that location first, so that all initial startup files are generated. There may be issues still where if a restricted-access user is the first to run the app, these files may not be generated properly and Firefox may enter an infinite restart loop. This will be fixed in a future release." sudo firefox or (temporarily) chown everything to resolve. Now why does it need to do that?
That did it. Thanks.
I've thought that "firefox -register" is for that purpose and that was running definitely before.
I can confirm that it works if I start it as root first. But this is not a real option for us. As firefox -register is run as root after installation this call has to fix those things if needed.
Summary: own firefox 0.9 build doesn't start up after import → own firefox 0.9 build doesn't start up as user
Under RHEL3 WS update 2, when I install firefox 0.9.1 from: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/0.9.1/firefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz and then: cd /var/tmp; tar -xzvf firefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz cd /var/tmp/firefox-installer; ./firefox-installer <<standard install of firefox, as root, under /usr/lib/firefox-0.9.1>> firefox starts up as root just fine. However If I start firefox as a non-root user, firefox hangs printing the following message: *** loading the extensions datasource *** loading the extensions datasource *** loading the extensions datasource ... Now if I do the following: chown -R username /usr/lib/firefox-0.9.1/extensions <<run firefox as username>> chown -R root /usr/lib/firefox-0.9.1/extensions then the non-root user can run firefox without any problems. All that is needed is for firefox to run once where the non-root user owns the extensions. Then you can chown it back to root and everything runs fine from then on. It is interesting that the following RPM: firefox-0.9.1-0.fdr.3.i386.rpm from one of the mirrors listed on: http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/1330817/com/firefox-0.9.1-0.fdr.3.i386.rpm.html will install firefox in such a way as to not need the chown hack. To test firefox using this rpm, first: rm -rf /usr/lib/firefox-0.9.1 and then: rpm -ivh firefox-0.9.1-0.fdr.3.i386.rpm.html What is that rpm doing right, that the firefox installed doesn't do???
Ben confirmed that bug in personal mail. This is a no-go for preinstallation with RPM packages. Slightly changed the summary to be more descriptive.
Summary: own firefox 0.9 build doesn't start up as user → firefox 0.9.x doesn't start up as user if no write-access to installation-dir
This has been fixed. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 246789 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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