[404] http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/upgrade (addons.mozilla.org sends you here if you have e.g. Firefox 1.0.2)

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

www.mozilla.org
General
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major
RESOLVED FIXED
13 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jan Mattila, Assigned: sgarrity)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Whiteboard: [mozilla.com], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

The page http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/upgrade does not exist. This probably would not be a problem otherwise, but with fx 1.0.7 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7), when trying to connect to the https://addons.mozilla.org site, you get redirected to the aforementioned URL, which does not exist.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open https://addons.mozilla.org with fx 1.0.7 

or

1. open http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/upgrade

Actual Results:  
Not Found

The requested URL /firefox/upgrade/ was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat) Server at www.mozilla.com Port 80

Expected Results:  
An upgrade page that does exist? It's a good enough (though debatable) idea to make people upgrade their browsers to get addons, but redirecting to a 404 is probably not the best way go about this.

I'm sorry if this bug was filed in the wrong container. I tried to find out the right place for mozilla.com website feedback, and this was the closest I could figure out.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

13 years ago
Not reproducible with the en-GB 1.0.7 build for Linux (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050920 Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050920 Firefox/1.0.7) downloaded from http://www.mozilla.com/products/download.html?product=firefox-1.0.7&os=linux&lang=en-GB, although it does take a _long_ time to load the https://addons.mozilla.org main page.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

13 years ago
Sorry, copypaste bug... the correct version string for the Linux 1.0.7. is obviously:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050920 Firefox/1.0.7

I am a middle-button copypaste n00b.

Comment 3

13 years ago
If I fake my UA to say Firefox 1.0.2 using http://web-sniffer.net/, https://addons.mozilla.org/ redirects me to http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/upgrade/, which redirects to http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/upgrade/, which is a 404.  This doesn't happen with a Firefox 1.0.7 UA.
Severity: normal → major
Summary: [404] http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/upgrade → [404] http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/upgrade (addons.mozilla.org sends you here if you have e.g. Firefox 1.0.2)
Known issue, will be fixed shortly. Browsers <= 1.0.4 had a vulnerability where malicious code could be installed through bouncing off the amo servers and thus getting past the whitelist. Or something like that. All I know is that we've got Steven looking into posting the new page.
Assignee: mozilla.webmaster → steven
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
(Assignee)

Comment 5

13 years ago
Fixed: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/upgrade
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [mozilla.com]
(Assignee)

Comment 6

13 years ago
It seems that addons.mozilla.org first redirects to http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/upgrade/ which should then redirect to mozilla.com/firefox/upgrade/ - but it doesn't.

Either the .org upgrade page has to be setup to redirect to the .com page, or the addons.mozilla.org script should redirect directly to the .com

Reopening.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Redirect set up from .org -> .com.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Reopening... the redirect from addons is still dead.
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/upgrade/ still gets a 404.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
*** Bug 322031 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've fixed the redirect on addons to point directly to the page on mozilla.com

That should put this to bed until the next time someone redoes the site. ;)
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Yeah, the problem with what I did in comment 7 is that redirecting upgrade/index.html only works as long as the directory upgrade exists, and it got wiped out in the nightly rebuild.  I thought it was necessary to get the slash dropped, but it's not.  The redirect is fixed now.
Product: mozilla.org → Websites
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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