User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168pre) Gecko/20070206 BonEcho/22.214.171.124pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199pre) Gecko/20070206 BonEcho/188.8.131.52pre Since the fix for Bug 351949 the feature "Check for Updates" is not more greyed out if Firefox/Bon Echo is being run by a restricted user on Windows XP. If a newer version is available, it downloads the update, tries to install it and fails, showing an error message. The updater should check (again) first, whether Firefox has a write access to its application directory. Might affect also W2K. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install a Firefox branch build > 20070205. 2. Log on as a restricted user, run Firefox. 3. Let it check for updates, click on "Download and install now" and then on "Restart Bon Echo now". Actual Results: Firefox attempts to install the update, shows an error message upon restart. Expected Results: If there are any updates available, Firefox prompts the user to run it with administrative privileges and doesn't download the update itself if it may not install it successfully.
This problem is now also reproducible with Firefox 184.108.40.206.
This event is being reported on IRC channel going from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 on a restricted user account causing the update to fail. Also reported here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=553639 See also: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=303595 as being the same issue I think. Updater either needs changed to run no matter what user priv's, or set to alert that an "update is available to install you must use an admin account/priv's."
One more thread here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=542895
Flags: blocking22.214.171.124? → blocking126.96.36.199?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 383518
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