User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; it-IT; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20061215 Red Hat/1.0.7-0.1.el3 SeaMonkey/1.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; it-IT; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20061215 Red Hat/1.0.7-0.1.el3 SeaMonkey/1.0.7 If I perform a global installation of Italian Language pack, the root user has no problem. Any other user will just see a broken page. But if the user is given write access to the installation directory (i.e. /usr/lib/mozilla-xxx) by: chown user:usergroup -R install_path then everything works fine. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Intall Italian Language Pack as root 2.Login as normal user 3.Launch LANG=en_US mozilla - works fine 4.Launch LANG=it_IT mozilla - just garbage (on pink background) 5.As root change ownership of installation directory to user 6.As user launch LANG=it_IT mozilla - works fine Actual Results: If the user has write access to installation directory, the program works fine, otherways only garbage is displayed. Expected Results: I would expect that it's not required to have write access to installation directory in order to work. This is not a bug specific of this release. It's there since a long time, and it is specific of italian. I tested french, deutsch and chinese traditional, and they all work properly, without need to readjust installation directory ownership.
Where did you get the it-IT language pack from?
I got it from: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0.7/contrib-localized/seamonkey-1.0.7.it-IT.langpack.xpi is there a more reliable source?
guiliano, do you still see this problem with newer version?
Version: unspecified → SeaMonkey 1.0 Branch
Up to my last download, (seamonkey-1.0.9) yes, but I may add some more useful info. I recently verified that the problem is that the .jar files for Italian Language do not have proper permissions. They have access rights 400 (i.e. -r--------) instead of 644 (-rw-r--r--). The same holds true for the Italian spellcheck files (it.af & it.dic) Therefore a global installation as root makes the files not readable by other users. A chmod 644 fixes the problem. If access right have been fixed, than the problem is solved. I'll download a new version and check, as soon as I have the opportunity.
guilliano, did you tried new versions ?
I seem to remember a bug about needing write access to installdir (in general) but i cannot find it back. The "traditional" way to install the application includes running it _once_ as admin immediately after installation. Maybe the same is (or used to be) required for language packs? (Note: your en-US language pack would already have run, probably when you installed the app.) No reply to comment #5 - resolving INCOMPLETE. Giuliano, if you still see this bug on Sm 1.1.9 or Sm 2.0a1pre, set the "Version" appropriately (2.0 is Trunk) and REOPEN.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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