When using the option "createprofile" it says that the user profile is created but nothing is there in the .mozilla directory. And using "selectprofile" option you do not see the previous created user profile available. But the other instance of "createprofile" works, eg. ./netscape -createdprofile "jimmy /u/jimmyu/temp" which is to create user profile 'jimmy' in the temp subdirectory. Steps to reproduce: 1) login to "pesaro" 2) cd /opt/netscape6 3) type ./netscape -createprofile test 4) enter Result: User profile "test" is created but actually not and return back to command prompt. Also sometimes the result will bring up the Profile Manager window. Which can be launch by using ./netscape -profilemanager Actual result: User profile created and return back to command prompt.
looks like it might be a multiple processor issue, I'm checking on 11.00 on siena to test if we see this on a 11.00 multiple processors machine
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
works on salerno - 2 processor machine running 11.00 doesn't work on esopus - 2 processor machine running 11i doesn't work on pesaro - 2( or 4 ) processor machine running 11i works on assisi - 1 processor machine running 11i
*** Bug 75597 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Using the HP 6.01 RTM candidite (ximian build) this now also fails on assisi (single processor).
Ok, more info in regard to this problem: 1) we can now duplicate this on "assisi" (single processor) with either Ximian or Beta build. 2) this problem only happens if your home direcotry is NFS mount, i.e. local users will not have this problem. "assisi" was having other problem with N4.75 hence the OS was re-install, thus stablized the OS on par with the other 11i machines. Hopefully, this is the problem that we are seeing weird stuffs happening on single or multi processor 11i machines.
This has a work-around of using the -profilemanager command line option. Not sure if this bug is branch only.
Assignee: jgaunt → shannond
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
This problem is the same running the HP trunk build ID 2001041909. ONLY HAPPENS ON 11i MACHINES W/ NFS HOME DIRECTORY, WORKS FINE WITH LOCAL HOME USERS!
This is not an 11i only issue. If I rlogin to pesaro from sorrento, my HOME environment setting is /u/shannond, however if I 'pwd' from my home dir it says /tmpmnt/u/shannond. If I reset my HOME environment variable to /tmpmnt/u/shannond, the createprofile is successful on pesaro. I see the same problem and resolution on bologna. Aki says that this is the difference between nfs2 and nfs3. nfs2 having /tmpmnt/u and nfs3 having /u. It was coincidental at the time that this bug appeared that the 11i machines were all nfs2 and the 11.0 machines were mostly nfs3 but we have since moved our 11.0 machines to nfs2. It looks like the problem occurs when logging into a machine with nfs2 from a machine with nfs3. I'll test the other way to see if its a problem from nfs2 to nfs3.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
the /u directory is linked to the /tmp_mnt/u directory on systems with nfs2. For some reason when using the -createprofile option mozilla seems to not be able to follow the link to create the directory where using the -profilemanager workaround mentioned by John can.
correction: the /u/<user> is linked to /tmp_mnt/u/<user>
Changing summary to reflect problem
Summary: Command line option "createprofile" doesn't work on HP-UX 11i Server machine → Command line option "createprofile" doesn't work on HP-UX systems with NFS2
Tried this on a J7000 (4-cpu) system at HP-FTC, RTM version of N6.01 for HP-UX 11i. Nothing crashs, but the profile creates a profile tree in $HOME/.mozilla/test/test/rifyci5y.slt/ whereas my 'normal' profile is in $HOME/.mozilla/lamia/px1ufvqy.slt/ Odd, but it seems to work OK on re-entry to N6.
It's still failing here. Out of curiosity, what shell are you using? It may be possible this is a shell related problem.
adding (hp11i) to summary. Not sure how this one was missed.....
Summary: Command line option "createprofile" doesn't work on HP-UX systems with NFS2 → (hp11i) Command line option "createprofile" doesn't work on HP-UX systems with NFS2
This isn't an 11i problem like we thought before ... its an nfs 2 problem. You can reproduce this on any 11.0 machine now too. 11.0 machines were previously nfs 3 (where this is not a bug) but when we switched to nfs 2 this bug showed up on both 11.0 and 11i. See my comment from 5-17.
Summary: (hp11i) Command line option "createprofile" doesn't work on HP-UX systems with NFS2 → Command line option "createprofile" doesn't work on HP-UX systems with NFS2
Setting priority for the radar. (for Rob who does not have permission to do so)
Priority: -- → P4
This apparently is now working fine with the HPUX N6.2 build 20011101 on NFS 2 systems. Marking WFM.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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