Firefox randomly and spuriously refuses to list some directories

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10 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Sebastiano Vigna, Unassigned)

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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120121 Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120121 Firefox/3.0.5

Firefox does not list some existing directories, giving a "File not found" error. Permissions are not the problem.

I have tried this on two different MacBook Pros. Same result. This is really weird.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try the URL "file:///usr" (listed)
2. Try the URL "file:///usr/share" (File not found)
3. Try the URL "file:///usr/share/cups" (listed)



For permissions:
Macintosh-100[17:06:23]~>l /
total 21M
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     admin          68 Dec 16  2007 $MyDir
drwxrwxr-x   51 root     admin        1.7k Dec 25 05:41 Applications
drwxr-xr-x  104 root     admin        3.5k Mar  2  2008 BaseSystem.pkg.146b8JVef
-rw-r--r--    1 root     admin         13k Jan 16  2007 Desktop DB
-rw-r--r--    1 root     admin         11k Dec 30  2006 Desktop DF
drwxrwxr-x   15 root     admin         510 Mar  2  2008 Developer
-rwxrwxrwx    1 vigna    vigna        1.3k Mar  1  2007 Installer Log File
drwxrwxr-t   57 root     admin        1.9k Mar  2  2008 Library
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     wheel          68 Mar  2  2008 Network
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     wheel         136 Dec 25 05:42 System
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     admin          60 Dec 12  2006 User Guides And Information -> /Library/Documentation/User Guides and Information.localized
drwxr-xr-x    8 root     admin         272 Apr  2  2008 Users
drwxrwxrwt    4 root     admin         136 Jan 13 18:39 Volumes
drwxr-xr-x   40 root     wheel        1.3k Dec 25 05:36 bin
drwxrwxr-t    2 root     admin          68 Aug 19  2006 cores
dr-xr-xr-x    2 root     wheel         512 Dec 25 05:43 dev
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     admin          11 Mar  2  2008 etc -> private/etc
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     admin           6 Dec 13  2006 home -> /Users
-r--r--r--    1 root     admin        602k Feb 29  2008 mach.sym
-rw-r--r--    1 root     wheel        9.8M Dec  9 04:09 mach_kernel
-rw-r--r--    1 root     wheel         10M Dec  9 04:09 mach_kernel.ctfsys
dr-xr-xr-x    2 root     wheel           1 Dec 25 05:44 net
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Apr 11  2008 opt
drwxr-xr-x    6 root     wheel         204 Feb 29  2008 private
drwxr-xr-x   69 root     wheel        2.3k Dec 25 05:36 sbin
drwxr-xr-x   13 root     admin         442 Dec 13  2006 sw
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     admin          11 Mar  2  2008 tmp -> private/tmp
drwxr-xr-x   13 root     wheel         442 Mar  2  2008 usr
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     admin          11 Mar  2  2008 var -> private/var

Macintosh-100[17:06:49]~>l /usr/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x    9 root     wheel         306 Mar  2  2008 X11
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     wheel           3 Mar  2  2008 X11R6 -> X11
drwxr-xr-x    7 root     admin         238 Dec 13  2006 X11R6 1
drwxr-xr-x  919 root     wheel         30k Dec 25 05:41 bin
drwxr-xr-x  266 root     wheel        8.8k Apr  3  2008 include
drwxr-xr-x  397 root     wheel         13k Dec 25 05:41 lib
drwxr-xr-x   94 root     wheel        3.1k Dec 25 05:38 libexec
drwxr-xr-x   11 super    super         374 Nov 21 10:36 local
drwxr-xr-x  246 root     wheel        8.2k Dec 25 05:38 sbin
drwxr-xr-x   86 root     wheel        2.9k Mar  2  2008 share
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Mar  2  2008 standalone

Macintosh-100[17:07:04]~>l /usr/share/
total 28k
-rw-r--r--    1 root     wheel         600 Sep 24  2007 Ssh.bin
drwxr-xr-x    8 root     wheel         272 Dec 25 05:41 aclocal
drwxr-xr-x   36 root     wheel        1.2k Sep 24  2007 aclocal-1.10
drwxr-xr-x   11 root     wheel         374 Sep 27 00:06 ant
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 24  2007 apr-1
drwxr-xr-x    9 root     wheel         306 Sep 24  2007 autoconf
drwxr-xr-x   23 root     wheel         782 Sep 24  2007 automake-1.10
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 24  2007 bakefile
drwxr-xr-x   11 root     wheel         374 Sep 27  2007 bison
drwxr-xr-x   32 root     wheel        1.1k Mar  2  2008 calendar
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Mar  2  2008 cracklib
drwxr-xr-x   10 root     wheel         340 Mar  2  2008 cups
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Apr  3  2008 curl
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 24  2007 cvs
drwxr-xr-x    8 root     wheel         272 Mar  2  2008 dict
-rw-r--r--    1 root     wheel         371 Sep 24  2007 distcc_compilers
drwxr-xr-x   13 root     wheel         442 Dec 25 05:36 doc
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     wheel         136 Mar  2  2008 emacs
drwxr-xr-x   68 root     wheel        2.3k Mar  2  2008 enscript
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 27  2007 examples
drwxr-xr-x    6 root     wheel         204 Mar  2  2008 file
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 24  2007 ftpd
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Oct  2  2007 gdb
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Mar  2  2008 germantok
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     wheel         136 Sep 29  2006 gimp-print
-r--r--r--    1 root     wheel        3.2k Sep 24  2007 gprof.callg
-r--r--r--    1 root     wheel        1.0k Sep 24  2007 gprof.flat
drwxr-xr-x    6 root     wheel         204 Mar  2  2008 groff
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     wheel         136 Sep 24  2007 gutenprint
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Mar  2  2008 httpd
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     wheel         136 Dec 25 05:38 icu
drwxr-xr-x  143 root     wheel        4.7k Mar  2  2008 info
drwxr-xr-x  767 root     wheel         25k Dec 24 04:09 java
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Apr  3  2006 java-1.3.0
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     wheel          68 Feb  6  2006 java-1.3.1
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Apr  3  2006 java-1.4.0
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Apr  3  2006 java-1.4.1
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Apr  3  2006 java-1.4.2
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     wheel          68 Feb  6  2006 java-1.5.0
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Feb  9  2006 java-1.5.0-bea
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     wheel         136 Oct 18  2006 java-1.5.0-sun
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     wheel         136 Apr  3  2006 java-ext
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Apr  3  2006 java-utils
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 May 24  2004 javacc
drwxr-xr-x  135 root     wheel        4.5k Oct  1 14:11 javadoc
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Mar 11  2005 javahelp2
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     wheel          24 Dec 13  2006 javaws -> /etc/alternatives/javaws
drwxr-xr-x    9 root     wheel         306 Sep 27 00:06 junit
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Mar  2  2008 langid
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 29  2006 libiodbc
drwxr-xr-x    6 root     wheel         204 Sep 24  2007 libtool
drwxr-xr-x  235 root     wheel        7.8k Sep 19 23:01 locale
drwxr-xr-x   24 root     wheel         816 Jan 10 09:27 man
drwxr-xr-x    9 root     wheel         306 Sep 27 00:06 maven
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Mar  2  2008 mecab
drwxr-xr-x   18 root     wheel         612 Mar  2  2008 misc
drwxr-xr-x   28 root     wheel         952 Sep 24  2007 mk
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 29  2006 openldap
drwxr-xr-x   29 root     wheel         986 Mar  2  2008 openmpi
-rw-r--r--    1 root     wheel        1.5k Sep 24  2007 openmpi-default-hostfile
-rw-r--r--    1 root     wheel        2.7k Sep 24  2007 openmpi-mca-params.conf
-rw-r--r--    1 root     wheel        1.4k Sep 24  2007 openmpi-totalview.tcl
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     wheel          76 Mar  2  2008 ri -> ../../System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/Current/usr/share/ri
drwxr-xr-x   16 root     wheel         544 Dec 25 05:36 sandbox
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Aug 19  2006 screen
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 24  2007 sdef
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Jul 16  2007 servermgrd
drwxr-xr-x    6 root     wheel         204 Mar 31  2005 simg4_plus
drwxr-xr-x    9 root     wheel         306 Mar  2  2008 simg5
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     wheel          68 Aug 19  2006 skel
drwxr-xr-x   26 root     wheel         884 Mar  2  2008 snmp
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 24  2007 statsCollector
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 24  2007 swig
drwxr-xr-x    6 root     wheel         204 Mar  2  2008 tabset
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Aug 19  2006 tcsh
drwxr-xr-x   44 root     wheel        1.5k Dec 13  2006 terminfo
drwxr-xr-x   14 root     wheel         476 Mar  2  2008 texi2html
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Mar  2  2008 texinfo
drwxr-xr-x    5 _uucp    wheel         170 Mar  2  2008 uucp
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Oct 21 13:13 vim
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Oct  9  2007 wikid
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     wheel         102 Sep 24  2007 xcode-select
drwxr-xr-x   68 root     wheel        2.3k Dec 25 05:38 zoneinfo
drwxr-xr-x    5 root     wheel         170 Mar  2  2008 zsh
I can't reproduce.  I tested on OS X 10.5.6 with FF 3.0.5.

Entering file:///usr/share in the location bar works just fine on my system.
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