Closed Bug 563810 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

With no fallback update specified in the snippets, Firefox hangs when trying to fetch it


(Toolkit :: Application Update, defect)

Not set



Tracking Status
status1.9.2 --- .9-fixed
status1.9.1 --- wontfix


(Reporter: whimboo, Assigned: robert.strong.bugs)



(Keywords: hang)


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While running the Mozmill tests for the 3.6.4build1 -> build3 update process we have noticed that Firefox tries to download a fallback update, even when none is specified in the update snippet.

I have created a screencast of the Mozmill test-run:

1. Install Firefox and update the channel
2. Download the update
3. Force the update to be failed
4. Start Firefox again
5. Click 'Continue' in the software update dialog

After step 5 we end-up in an endless loop and when pressing hide and opening the software update dialog again, nothing happens. Closing Firefox afterward causes a hang and forces you to kill the browser.

Ben, can you please attach a copy of the update snippet which causes this problem? Thanks.
I am fairly certain this is fixed on trunk as part of the app update rewrite in bug 530872. Can you check if this also happens on trunk?
whimboo, you can use a nightly that's more than one build behind to check that.
Only a complete update defined.
I can't run the software update tests with Mozmill for Minefield because we do not support builds on mozilla-1.9.3 yet. But running those manually with a version from May 1st it works fine. There is no 'Continue' button anymore and I get no hang.

So I would mark this bug as fixed on trunk. For 1.9.2 and 1.9.1 we should still continue to offer fallback updates for each security release.
Closed: 14 years ago
Depends on: 530872
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Depends on: 576939
Fixed on 1.9.2 for Firefox 3.6.9 by bug 576939.
Flags: in-testsuite+
Flags: in-litmus-
Assignee: nobody → robert.bugzilla
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
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