Auto update should only use long names for installation path in registry




11 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: whimboo, Unassigned)


1.8 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071016 BonEcho/

If you have an installation of Firefox with following path
"C:\Progra~1\Mozilla Firefox" the auto update should normalize the path name, so it will look like "C:\Programme\Mozilla Firefox".

I don't know why a mixed path with the old 8.3 DOS format and the long format was used when I installed Firefox a long time ago. After each update it still remains on that value.

The path inside the registry is mostly hidden for the majority of users but it looks a bit inconsistent. While running the auto update we should check the installation path and use the long format anyway.
Trunk uses long paths and the branch uses short paths for OS integration registry keys. The keys that I know of that are mixed on the branch are used by the installer itself and cause no harm. If you audit the keys on the trunk and find mixed paths or If you find a path on the branch that causes a bug then either of those definitely should be fixed. Otherwise, this is a branch only as well as cosmetic and is wontfix.
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch
It was decided to use short paths for all OS Integration for Firefox 2.0 and long paths for Firefox 3.0. Since there are no known bugs associated with this bug, etc. this is wontfix per comment #1.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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