User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051107 Firefox/1.5 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051107 Firefox/1.5 The installer installs firefox in some system directory, but when typing "firefox" in a shell, it is not found (because not in $PATH by default). Starting firefox from a shell is useful to start the profile manager or start a second instance with a different profile (useful for testing, in particular). I can see two possibilities: 1. The installer installs the firefox script (or a symbolic link to this script) in some standard location such as /usr/local/bin, possibly asking the user for several locations. 2. Some information is given after firefox has been installed, telling the user what to do. For instance, add /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS to his $PATH (but I don't think this is a good solution since there are other executables the user would probably not want in $PATH). Or add a symbolic link, in which case the installer should give the path to the firefox script (e.g. /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
There is no installer - it's the user itself that dragged Firefox into /Applications or wherever it's installed. But ok, FF can check if such a link exists, and offer to create it. But I think it's not worth doing it. Note that none of the applications in /Applications or /Applications/Utilities is reachable on the commandline. /usr/local/bin doesn't even exists in Mac OS X 10.2.8 (and it's not mentioned in the default path either).
(In reply to comment #1) > There is no installer - it's the user itself that dragged Firefox into > /Applications or wherever it's installed. Hmm... I didn't remember that. There is an upgrade process, though. > But ok, FF can check if such a link > exists, and offer to create it. But I think it's not worth doing it. Otherwise some documentation in the release notes.
This is definitely not an end-user feature. WONTFIX.