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Don't write to $HOME if not installing stuff there

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

Status

VERIFIED WORKSFORME
18 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: girish.manwani, Assigned: dveditz)

Tracking

Trunk
mozilla0.9.4
Sun
Solaris

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
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.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

18 years ago
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
Keywords: nsbeta1
Summary: The installer should not write to the user's home directory. → Don't write to $HOME if not installing stuff there

Updated

18 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
(Reporter)

Comment 2

18 years ago
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 :)
(Assignee)

Comment 3

18 years ago
This is "fixed" as a side-effect of something else that broke I think, I have
not yet changed this code.
(Assignee)

Updated

18 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1- → nsbeta1
(Assignee)

Updated

18 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.3

Comment 4

18 years ago
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
(Assignee)

Comment 5

17 years ago
Please reopen if this comes back.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1-
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 6

17 years ago
Build: 2001-08-22-08-trunk(LINUX)

Only mozver.dat gets written to $home/.mozilla

Marking Verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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