Add locales to package names

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
13 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: BesTo, 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

Please add for downloaders from diverent language-versions the country-code to
each package (eg en-US de-AT ...)

Reproducible: Always
-> Build Config
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: General → Build Config
Product: Firefox → Core
Summary: Plz add country-code to downloads from mozilla.org (Firefox Thunderbird Suite) → Add locales to package names
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch
QA Contact: general → build-config

Comment 2

10 years ago
this is apply to branch 1.9 too.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 335245

Comment 3

10 years ago
sorry guys I mean bug 335245 dup of this bug, please correct
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Duplicate of this bug: 335245
I've changed the product to Firefox because core is too vague and it's not exactly correct.  Eg, Seamonkey and Sunbird installers do have the language-country code.
But we have to point out that Thunderbird also needs such code.
Component: Build Config → Installer
Product: Core → Firefox
QA Contact: build-config → installer
Version: 1.8 Branch → 3.0 Branch
This will need to be done by build config and not the installer since build config determines the name
Not an installer bug... the output when building the installer includes the locale (e.g. firefox-3.0pre.en-US.win32.installer.exe). The name is changed afterwards I believe by the tinderbox build scripts.

Over to Firefox -> Build Config though I'm not certain what would be the right component
Component: Installer → Build Config
QA Contact: installer → build.config

Comment 8

10 years ago
I am certain that this has been WONTFIXed at least once before, but mconnor is welcome to do it again! And, this is a release-engineering bug.
Component: Build Config → Release Engineering
Product: Firefox → mozilla.org
QA Contact: build.config → release
Version: 3.0 Branch → other
On ftp.m.o, the folder name contains the locale info, so I dont see any need to additionally have this in the file name. 

WONTFIX for now, but feel free to reopen this bug with additional info if you feel this is not sufficient.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Please read bug 335245 for reason why folder name isn't sufficient.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
I afraid that "really convenient" doesn't justify a fairly big change to our systems and all the testing that would be required. Do you have anything more compelling to argue ?

Comment 12

10 years ago
Naming packages is big change? Yeah there should little testing but still, local names for packages really appreciated by admins who working with multilingual environment. I suggest put this on low priority at least but no closing.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 13

10 years ago
admins working in a multilingual environment can rename the packages if necessary. This is a UI decision, so that the installer name appears easily on the desktop. Please do not reopen this bug.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
We discussed this while triaging bugs today. For the common case (downloading firefox for your specific locale), this is not a problem. Packages are placed on our ftp server and mirrors within folders named for their locales. There are edge cases, I'm sure, but there are many other bugs where are time is better spent. We will not be optimizing for those who often download many different locales, sorry.
(Reporter)

Comment 16

9 years ago
Sorry, but whats about file-sharing ???

Please download me an German Firefox via gnutella / Direct Connect or E-Mule ... ;-)))
Personally, I'm really and totally unsatisfied with the way this bug is treated!  You can't just keep on closing the bug and pretend there's no problem.  What an ostrich!

(In reply to comment #13)
> admins working in a multilingual environment can rename the packages if
> necessary.

Think about this: one change in the setup name can save thousands, if not tens of thousands, of changes by thousands of admins in the Internet!

> This is a UI decision, so that the installer name appears easily on
> the desktop.

Disagree.  Adding the locale at the end of the file doesn't affect the way installer name appears on desktop.

> Please do not reopen this bug.

What a dictator!

(In reply to comment #15)
> Workaround:
> 
> wget --mirror
> ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0.0.14/win32/

Yes, this is a partial workaround, but the problem still exists.
(Assignee)

Updated

5 years ago
Product: mozilla.org → Release Engineering
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