Firefox removed itself by automatic update !

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
7 years ago
a year ago

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Description

7 years ago
Created attachment 613042 [details]
firefox-daily/updates.xml

A couple of days ago (2th of April) I downloaded and extracted the Firefox daily build.

Obviously the daily build would update it self every day, it seemed to happen even more often.

It would tell me an update is available/downloaded and ask me if I wanted to restart Firefox.

Today that happend twice and twice I choose 'later'.

At that later time I closed Firefox and when I wanted to start it didn't start.

Worse, it seems to have deleted itself. This is all which was left in the directory:

$ find firefox-daily/
firefox-daily/
firefox-daily/active-update.xml
firefox-daily/updates
firefox-daily/updates/0
firefox-daily/updates/0/update.mar
firefox-daily/updates/0/update.version
firefox-daily/updates/0/update.status
firefox-daily/updates.xml

$ du -hs firefox-daily/
1.4M    firefox-daily/

This I think is not desired behaviour ;-)
(Reporter)

Comment 1

7 years ago
Created attachment 613043 [details]
firefox-daily/active-update.xml
(Reporter)

Comment 2

7 years ago
Created attachment 613044 [details]
firefox-daily/updates/0/update.version
(Reporter)

Comment 3

7 years ago
Created attachment 613045 [details]
firefox-daily/updates/0/update.status
(Reporter)

Comment 4

7 years ago
Created attachment 613046 [details]
firefox-daily/updates/0/update.mar
Component: Installer → Application Update
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: installer → application.update
What are the permissions on your firefox-daily directory?

Also, this doesn't appear to be a problem with the update since there is no update.log, last-update.log, or backup-update.log which are left behind after an update and are not removed when applying an update. Plus, the first step when applying an update the update.status file is changed from pending to applying and this one is still at pending. Not sure what is going on here but the status contained in attachment #613045 [details] and that there aren't any logs at the very least implies it didn't make it as far as updating. Very strange.
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Comment 6

7 years ago
The firefox-daily directory is a directory in my home-directory (it is ~/Downloads/firefox-daily). The permissions are what you would expect to find I guess (rw and owned by the user):

$ ls -lA | grep firefox-daily
drwxr-xr-x  3 leen         leen       4096 2012-04-06 17:06 firefox-daily
$ ls -lA firefox-daily/ 
total 16
-rw-r--r-- 1 leen leen 1645 2012-04-06 17:06 active-update.xml
drwxr-xr-x 3 leen leen 4096 2012-04-06 17:01 updates
-rw-r--r-- 1 leen leen 8061 2012-04-06 17:06 updates.xml
$ ls -lA firefox-daily/updates
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 2 leen leen 4096 2012-04-06 17:06 0
$ ls -lA firefox-daily/updates/0/
total 1360
-rw------- 1 leen leen 1383648 2012-04-06 17:06 update.mar
-rw-r--r-- 1 leen leen       8 2012-04-06 17:06 update.status
-rw-r--r-- 1 leen leen       7 2012-04-06 17:06 update.version
Closing old bugs as incomplete. If this is still an issue please file a new bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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