Steps to reproduce: 1. Download and install NSMacInstaller for 2000022312 (not necessary to remove Mozilla Registry or Documents Folder) 2. Installer launches Netscape 6 (or ProfileManager) depending on configuration 3. Close and try to relaunch with Netscape ProfileManager - or any Netscape command line icon Actual results: If 4.x is open, browser comes up with one line ARGS:= ProfileManager, if 4.x is not open, and older build of Netscape6 is on system, that build will be launched. If no older build exists, an error message is given saying that application cannot be launched because it is in the trash (last place build existed before emptying) Netscape 6 can be launched with the icon in the Netscape Folder Expected results: command line options working as before for testing Simon, I assigned to you since you handled that last 'command line' bug, please reassign if this is an error.
This is happening because Netscape 6.0 has the same creator code as 4.x. If you rebuild your desktop database, the files should do the right thing in 6.0. This is a problem that we need to think about.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M16
adding Samir to cc list noting that if Mozilla Registry and Documents are removed, user is confined to create and use one profile since no ProfileManager functions are accessible ( can run old build and create some)
Regarding the rebuild desktop suggestion: Does the rebuild desktop have to happen before we install the new build(s)? Because I tried rebuilding desktop after I'd installed and that didn't do diddly. Also adding lchiang to cc list. And lastly, m16? Thats a ways out...
I'd like to nominate for beta 1: (1) according to Laurel, rebuilding the desktop does not work for this conflict (2) no ProfileManager options are available for use if user removes registry file (which we sometimes suggest the user to do) (3) if the user doesn't have an older build, we may not bring the Profile Manager up which is needed for new profile creation or migration.
PDT- for beta1. Talked with Simon and we agreed to add these comments to the beta1 release note: Recommend to drag command line files directly onto the Netscape6 icon, rather than double clicking. Double clicking *may* work if you rebuild your desktop database.
CC'ing sspitzer and alecf per their request
removing sspitzer from cc my mistake
Component: Browser-General → XPApps
Target Milestone: M16 → M17
Samir: I think this would get fixed if the installer opens a Finder window to display the newly-installed Netscape, when installation is complete (perhaps it does this already?). This forces the Finder to update the desktop database, which should cause it to then use the latest version of 'MOSS' to open files.
Assignee: sfraser → sgehani
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Target Milestone: M17 → M18
updating QA contact
QA Contact: asa → sairuh
Component: XP Apps → XP Apps: Cmd-line Features
Keywords: relnote2 → relnote
Whiteboard: [PDT-] → [PDT-] relnote-user
i've added some relnote info in bug 50809, in my 2000-11-02 17:46 comments, which are likely related to this bug.
Resetting missed milestones
Target Milestone: M18 → ---
Netscape Nav triage team: this is not a Netscape beta stopper.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Component: Cmd-line Features → Cmd-line Features
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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