User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20100111 Thunderbird/3.0.1 I have multiple users with admin credential in my machine. I installed Thunderbird as a user called admin1. There is another user admin2, which I normally use the machine and Thunderbird under. Thunderbird warned me that there is an update but it cannot update itself because admin2 does not have enough privilege to do so. The "Check for Update" under Help menu is grayed out. The file listing shows that all files under /Application/Thunderbird.app are owned by admin1 and group "admin", and only the user "admin1", not group "admin", has write permission. I suspect this is the reason Thunderbird determined that admin2 cannot update itself. $ ls -ls Thunderbird.app/* total 16 8 -rw-r--r-- 1 admin1 admin 2996 1 11 11:47 Info.plist 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 admin1 admin 102 1 11 11:37 Library 0 drwxr-xr-x 45 admin1 admin 1530 4 2 17:55 MacOS 8 -rw-r--r-- 1 admin1 admin 8 1 11 11:47 PkgInfo 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 admin1 admin 102 1 11 11:37 Plug-Ins 0 drwxr-xr-x 4 admin1 admin 136 1 11 11:47 Resources If I chown all files to admin2, then "Check for Update" is not grayed out and I could update Thunderbird as admin2. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Create two user account with administrator privilege 2.Log in as one admin user and install TB of a version that is not latest. 3.Log in as another admin user, start TB, see Help menu. Actual Results: "Check for Update" item is grayed out. Expected Results: "Check for Update" item is shown normal (not grayed out), and choosing that will start updating process.
Exactly the same for Firefox, therefore moving this to toolkit as its a core bug.
8 years ago