Closed Bug 535019 Opened 11 years ago Closed 11 years ago

No WinCE cab file generated for Firefox 3.6 beta 5

Categories

(Toolkit Graveyard :: Build Config, defect)

x86
Windows CE
defect
Not set
major

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: marcia, Assigned: nthomas)

Details

(Whiteboard: [3.6Br5])

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/3.6b5-candidates/build1/wince-arm/en-US/ shows a zip file but no cab file. During the last beta cycle we definitely had a cab file available for testing.
We need someone to comment so we can proceed with testing this build in preparation for 3.6b5.
Whiteboard: [3.6Br5]
From the build logs it looks like the cab was produced OK but was omitted from the upload. I'll fix that shortly and then we should figure out why this happened.
juanb asked me to comment in this bug as to why the cab file is preferred. The cab file is a cleaner install/uninstall process. The zip file causes me to have to copy over files to the device and then the program does not show up in the list of programs installed.
juanb asked me to comment in this bug as to why the cab file is preferred. The cab file is a cleaner install/uninstall process. The zip file causes me to have to copy over files to the device and then the program does not show up in the list of programs installed.
Yeah, this is a regression rather than something we intentionally stopped doing. 

To update what I've discovered: the cab was created OK but wasn't moved to the correct place for uploading (specifically, it's in objdir/dist/ rather than objdir/dist/wince-arm/en-US/). Something in the build system must've changed between b4 and b5 and I'll try to figure that out.

The cab is pushed up to 
 http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/3.6b5-candidates/build1/wince-arm/en-US/
to stop blocking QA.
This is a regression from bug 523856. The 3.6b4 and b5 calls for making the cab boil down to
 build/package/wince/make_wince_cab.py ... wince-arm/en-US/firefox-3.6b4.cab
 build/package/wince/make_wince_cab.py ... firefox-3.6b5.cab
where the last argument is the final location for the file produced. That's set here
 http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-1.9.2/file/FIREFOX_3_6b5_RELEASE/toolkit/mozapps/installer/packager.mk#l101
Patch is up for review on bug 523856.
Component: Release Engineering → Build Config
OS: Mac OS X → Windows Mobile 6 Professional
Product: mozilla.org → Toolkit
QA Contact: release → build-config
Version: other → Trunk
OS: Windows Mobile 6 Professional → Windows CE
Fixed by the additional patch in bug 523856:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/3.6rc1-candidates/build1/wince-arm/en-US/
Assignee: nobody → nrthomas
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Toolkit → Toolkit Graveyard
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