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During the installation XPInstall engine write 2 files to the user's directory. These files are mozver.dat and registry. For our release of Netscape 6 on solaris we have a license agreement pop-up which checks for existing .mozilla and if not asks for user agreement to license. With XPInstall writing to the user's home directory this test fails.
XPInstall itself writes mozver.dat and registry into $HOME even if not installing anything there. registry is going away with the "post-install replace" bug. Mozver.dat should be in the bin directory unless that's read-only.
Assignee: dbragg → dveditz
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: The installer should not write to the user's home directory. → Don't write to $HOME if not installing stuff there
hey dan, seems this has been fixed dude ! dunno how.. i built mozilla yest. and running the installer did not write anything to my $HOME.. yohoo !! you can close this as fixed i guess :)
This is "fixed" as a side-effect of something else that broke I think, I have not yet changed this code.
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.3
Doesn't look like this is getting fixed before the freeze tonight. Pushing out a milestone. Please correct if I'm mistaken. [Can we mark this WFM?]
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.3 → mozilla0.9.4
Please reopen if this comes back.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Build: 2001-08-22-08-trunk(LINUX) Only mozver.dat gets written to $home/.mozilla Marking Verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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