Last Comment Bug 383273 - Refuses to start w/ symlink'ed profile data due silly broken "permission check"
: Refuses to start w/ symlink'ed profile data due silly broken "permission check"
Product: Toolkit
Classification: Components
Component: Startup and Profile System (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: x86 Linux
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: Benjamin Smedberg [:bsmedberg]
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Reported: 2007-06-05 02:01 PDT by Enrico Weigelt
Modified: 2008-07-31 04:30 PDT (History)
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Description Enrico Weigelt 2007-06-05 02:01:58 PDT
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070603 SeaMonkey/1.1.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070603 SeaMonkey/1.1.2

FF refuses to start with that message:

No running windows found
Error launching firefox:

There are files in your profile that are owned by a user other than
nekrad.  firefox can't execute in this condition.  Here are some of
the files that I found:

The listed files are symlinks to the correct files.
I *need* it to move off these temporary files from my coda filesystem to get moz illa starting up in an reasonable time. 

Seamonkey works quite fine that way, but firefox has an silly and useless "test" which fails and refuses any operation.

I was not yet able to find the source of that crash, otherwise I already would have kicked off the whole code. 

Until that bug is fixed, FF is totally unusable for me.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 timeless 2007-06-05 02:30:04 PDT
firefox -P
select create profile
select a name
select choose folder and select a path to some other file system

why are you such an important user that you have to advocate your personal problems in a database designed for technical issues?
Comment 2 Enrico Weigelt 2007-06-05 02:31:51 PDT
Ah, now I've found the source of the problem. 

Probably blamed the wrong folks, actually it's bug in Gentoo's "mozilla-launcher".
Comment 3 Wolf [:wolf] 2007-06-05 02:36:24 PDT
If the bug is Gentoo specific, file a bug in their database, (, feel free to reference that number here.

This is not a mozilla bug, so..
--> Invalid.
Comment 4 Enrico Weigelt 2007-06-05 03:30:18 PDT

Solved it now. 

It was clearly an Gentoo issue, had nothing to do with mozilla itself. 

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