Determine appropriate method and publish public instructions for deploying updates in an intranet

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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Toolkit
Application Update
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enhancement
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
13 years ago
6 months ago

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(Reporter: u49640, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4

It would be great if there is a way to get a local update server, so the clients
dont have to download the Files from the internet (and to manually approve the
Updates you want to deploy on your LAN)

i'm thinking of something like the MS WSUS Server
(http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/default.mspx), but
for step one a simple mirror where i can manually approve an update would be a
good start

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

13 years ago
Use about:config and set app.update.url to your local patch availability service
the .mar files can be downloaded from the mozilla.org mirrors.

Possibly a dupe of bug 305392

Comment 2

12 years ago
*** Bug 332078 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Use about:config and set app.update.url to your local patch availability
> service
> the .mar files can be downloaded from the mozilla.org mirrors.

While this seems to be the bare bone information one needs, I'd suggest to advertise those ".mar" files a bit more in the release info. It seems the update server has to be a HTTP server. Also how could Firefix be set up automatically to use a different URL for downloading updates?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Use about:config and set app.update.url to your local patch availability

Actually, it has to be app.update.url.override if you're going to do it that way.

Updating summary and confirming. This probably won't happen for a while, but we should figure something out and then make some kind of public docs available.

mkaply might have some plans for this.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Local Mirror for Updates needed → Determine appropriate method and publish public instructions for deploying updates in an intranet
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Updated

10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 5

6 years ago
So this is just a request for a wiki page?

Comment 6

6 years ago
> So this is just a request for a wiki page?

As long as the page has content on it :)

I did some of this but it is old.

http://mike.kaply.com/2007/03/21/deploying-firefox-in-the-enterprise-part-4/
http://mike.kaply.com/2007/03/26/deploying-firefox-2-within-the-enterprise-part-5/
Closing old bugs as incomplete. If this is still an issue please file a new bug.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 months ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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