Command Line Switch for Update/Upgrade

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
8 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: desktop-support, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

This is a feature request.
I feel it would be tremendously convenient if the Mozilla/Firefox team implemented a command line switch for the main executable that would do the following when run with root/administrator privileges.
-Download latest *.mar upgrade/update file from somewhere like http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/<product>/releases/latest/update (doesn't exist currently)
-Install *.mar file

Making updates and upgrades scriptable would relieve a lot of headaches for persons with desktop support responsibilities in an environment where users on the network don't have administrative privileges to perform updates/upgrades through the gui. For more information regarding the manual steps for this process see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Software_Update:Manually_Installing_a_MAR_file

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Firefox in a corporate environment on a mix of Windows XP, Vista, and 7 machines. Users in this environment do not have installation privileges. There is no group policy or Active Directory.
2. Try to keep all machine's Firefox installations up to date using a complex scripting process. 

Actual Results:  
The script won't run the same way across all platforms due to differences in security, UAC, and system policies.

Expected Results:  
Firefox gets updated to most recent version.

Well, it'd be handy to have a command line switch one could add to a startup script (run with administrative privledges). An example of this would be:
"firefox -update -upgrade"
Running said switches would silently run the program and update/upgrade the software by automatically downloading the updates from the mozilla server/mirrors.

Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Version: 3.6 Branch → Trunk
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