Win32 installer builds fail to launch at all after installation.

VERIFIED FIXED in seamonkey1.0beta

Status

defect
P2
blocker
VERIFIED FIXED
14 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: stephend, Assigned: benjamin)

Tracking

({regression, verified1.8})

Trunk
seamonkey1.0beta
x86
Windows XP
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(Not tracked)

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(2 attachments)

Using today's Win32 installer builds, SeaMonkey fails to start after installation.

I suspect bug 299992.

My self-built SeaMonkey trunk Win32 opt builds and starts just fine, so this is
limited to the installer, which makes me think of this GRE change.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Grab a seamonkey-1.1a.en-US.win32.installer.exe or
seamonkey-1.1a.en-US.win32.stub-installer.exe build from
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/nightly/
2. Install, and wait for the app to launch.

Expected Results:

SeaMonkey should auto-launch itself after a successful installation.

Actual Results:

Nothing happens.  Manually double-clicking the .exe doesn't work either.
i can start, install with the "-greLocal" command line.
# see bug 297725 comment 23, bug 301043 comment 11,13
*** Bug 308923 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
very annoying regression on win32.
Requesting blocking 1.0b
Flags: blocking-seamonkey1.0b?
didn't land on branch, remove blocking-request
sorry
Flags: blocking-seamonkey1.0b?
*** Bug 309248 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've been experiencing this bug for about a week now. It's very annoying.
I've downloaded build 20050914 and had no problem. So the bug appeared somewhere
between 20050914 and 20050916.

I'm increasing severity to blocker since the whole application is unusable
because of this bug.
Severity: critical → blocker
I hate this bug as much as anybody else does, but:

1. We're pretty sure bug 299992 caused this.
2. Benjamin's on vacation.
3. We have a workaround-See comment 1.
*** Bug 309485 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 309647 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 309858 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 309947 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Can somebody take a look at the registry keys created by the installer in
HKLM/Software/mozilla.org/GRE and find the one created by the latest installers?
I want to know what GREHome is set to.
Assignee: general → benjamin
Priority: -- → P2
(In reply to comment #13)
> Can somebody take a look at the registry keys created by the installer in
> HKLM/Software/mozilla.org/GRE and find the one created by the latest installers?
> I want to know what GREHome is set to.

GreHome = C:\Program Files\mozilla.org\SeaMonkey
Installed with "-greLocal" command line key.
Posted file registry-export
Registry-Export from tinderbox-build (without -greLocal switch)
Attachment #197562 - Flags: review?(darin)
Blocks: 299992
The last working nightly that's worked for me is 20050915. If I take the exe
from 2005091506 install and put it in the directory from the 2005091607 install,
everything works. If I replace all of the files that were changed with the older
version but leave the exe, it still doesn't run.

(The files that have changed are AccessibleMarshal.dll, gksvggdiplus.dll,
nsldap32v50.dll, nsldappr32v50.dll, nspr4.dll, nss3.dll, plc4.dll, plds4.dll,
regxpcom.exe, seamonkey.exe, smime3.dll, softokn3.chk, softokn3.dll, ssl3.dll,
xpicleanup.exe.)
Comment on attachment 197562 [details] [diff] [review]
Make all the APIs line up

>Index: xpcom/glue/standalone/nsGREDirServiceProvider.cpp

>+  const char *pGREDir = GRE_GetXPCOMPath();
...
>+  nsEmbedCString leaf;
>+  NS_CStringSetData(leaf, pGREDir);

nit: use C++ all the way, no?

    nsEmbedCString leaf(pGREDir);


r=darin
Attachment #197562 - Flags: review?(darin) → review+
Fixed on trunk.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Comment on attachment 197562 [details] [diff] [review]
Make all the APIs line up

Needs to land with bug 299992 (neither will affect toolkit apps)
Attachment #197562 - Flags: approval1.8b5?
Attachment #197562 - Flags: approval1.8b5? → approval1.8b5+
Verified FIXED with SeaMonkey 1.1a

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050930 Mozilla/1.0

seamonkey-1.1a.en-US.win32.stub-installer.exe              30-Sep-2005 13:40  225K
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Fixed on 1.8 with checkin of bug 299992
Keywords: fixed1.8
Target Milestone: --- → Seamonkey1.0beta
Keywords: fixed1.8verified1.8
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