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Startup tries to access files in administrator's filevault




Startup and Profile System
13 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Amos Hayes, Assigned: Josh Aas)


1.7 Branch
Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




13 years ago
When starting Firefox on an account other than the administrator's where the administrator uses Mac 
OS X FileVault to encrypt their home directory, the user will be prompted for a password to access files 
in admin.sparseimage. If the user cancels several times (4-12) then Firefox may eventually display a 
browser window.

The administrator installed Firefox in /Applications and ran it before the user tried to access it as 
described in the known issues document for Firefox 1.0.

After installing, it would appear that the only Firefox related files in the admin.sparseimage are related 
to the Full Circle error reporting. The folder is named "MozillaOrgFirefoxTrunkMacOSX2004121807".


13 years ago
Assignee: benjamin → nobody


13 years ago
Assignee: nobody → joshmoz
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Comment 2

12 years ago
I have re-tested with:

Camino - nightly - Version 2005092704 (1.0a1+),
Firefox - Version 1.5 Beta 1; and,
Firefox - Version 1.0.7

on Mac OS X 10.4.2 and am pleased to see that the problem no longer exisits. It still shows up on the 
Camino 0.8.4 release if anyone wants to see it. :)

Anyway... glad it's fixed. I've marked it as resolved/fixed. (Hope that is the correct action)
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


12 years ago
Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 3

12 years ago
We don't know what fixed this -> worksforme
Last Resolved: 12 years ago12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 4

12 years ago
It's showing up again in recent Camino nightlies.


Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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