User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0 Build ID: 20111114083844 Steps to reproduce: Test Case: We have our own custom app for xulrunner, we also have an update server setup for this app. Updates don't want to work on Linux 32 or 64bit with any version of xulrunner 1.9.1 and above, 220.127.116.11 works perfectly. Test scenario downloaded the following runtimes from mozilla's ftp xulrunner-18.104.22.168.en-US.linux-i686.tar xulrunner-1.9.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar xulrunner-8.0.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar xulrunner-8.0.1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar xulrunner-9.0b3.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar extracted and ran app for each one xulrunner version, the app updates with 22.214.171.124 but with every other one goes through the typical update process restarts the app and asks for the update again. All files have not been updated. Downloading the same runtimes on Windows it works. And on OS X it works also. Actual results: The update did not work with any xulrunner >126.96.36.199 Expected results: The update should have gone through like it does on Windows and OS X and on xulrunner <1.9.1
I had this problem. It turns out that the Linux updater expects to find icons/updater.png in your application directory. If it's not there, it dies.
Thanks Simon, our linux updates are working again! Will add to wiki page https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XULRunner/Application_Update
XULRunner has been removed from the Mozilla tree: see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.platform/_rFMunG2Bgw for context. I am closing all the bugs currently in the XULRunner bugzilla component, in preparation for moving this component to the graveyard. If this bug is still valid in a XULRunner-less world, it will need to be moved to a different bugzilla component to be reopened.