Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20050928 Firefox/1.4 If updater.ini is malformed then the text displayed on the UI is missing. This is the standard updater.ini file: [Strings] Title=Software Update Info=Firefox is installing your updates and will start in a few moments ... If you mess with the '[Strings]' line and turn it into '[Stringy]', for instance, then *no* strings will show up in the UI. You just get a window with a progress bar. Note that Updater works just fine and is successful regardless. I just think we should have some sort of default values in case updater.ini is messed up.
12 years ago
Darin, what kind of behavior do you want to see here? Should we just fail? Or should we try for defaults?
I don't think we need to worry about the case of updater.ini being malformed. In what "real world" cases will updater.ini be messed up? I'm leaning toward WONTFIX'ing this bug.
You're right, this probably won't happen very often. Other than some sort of botched disk op or someone editing updater.ini by hand I guess we wouldn't see this. I was just thinking that a) it's a very visible file (root of the firefox folder) and b) it's an .ini file type (one that people are used to messing with). But like I said, the update completes regardless, so WONTFIX is certainly an option.
Yeah, I'd rather close this out and just focus on more visible bugs.