Closed Bug 384066 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago

Flash does not auto-install properly on Vista

Categories

(addons.mozilla.org Graveyard :: Plugins, defect)

x86
Windows Vista
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 352762

People

(Reporter: morgamic, Unassigned)

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If you uninstall Vista on a 2.0.0.x build then attempt to load a flash site (youtube, for example) the auto-install .xpi fails to install and sends the user to a manual install URL where they have to download the install.exe manually.

This is not a good user experience and we should fix this.  Can someone help debug?  I think this might be a Vista security feature.  It is preventing the manipulation of plugin files, particularly actions defined here in the Flash .xpi Adobe provides:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/xpi/current/flashplayer-win.xpi

I will attach the XML produced by PFS at the URL attached to the bug (see URL field).
Known, ugly, I'm working on it.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 352762
Ok, thanks.  Searched for flash+vista but didn't see a dupe right away.
Verified dup
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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