User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10 On the bidding of the 1-million downloads ;) I grabbed the installer and, as I usual do, ran it as root using sudo. all goes well until we get to the debug reporter and "migrate old settings" debug gets permanently broken, repeating the process under a user account doesn't fix it, and the migrated components aren't -- bookmarks and passwords are migrated for the base user (the user who ran the sudo, not for root) but other components and plugins had to be migrated by hand. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. run installer under sudo 2. choose /opt/firefox-1.0 as the base directory 3. select to migrate old components. Expected Results: the installer should detect being run by root and default or offer to make a system-wide installation. the installer should check for common locations of mozilla plugins (/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins) and either symlink those to the install target. still haven't figured out how to get the crash report module working.
using sudo with any part of Mozilla is a bad idea. sudo doesn't change the environment, so Mozilla uses the user's dir for the profile and accesses (and writes to) it as root.
since the installer is no longer included in Linux Firefox Builds/Releases i mark this bug as invalid.