Reinstalling an Application while its running removes desktop shortcuts and start menu references

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

P2
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: jsmith, Unassigned)

Tracking

15 Branch
x86_64
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox16 wontfix)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

7 years ago
Steps:

1. Install an application (https://apps.mozillalabs.com/appdir/)
2. Launch an application
3. Reinstall that same application while the app is running

Expected:

I would expect an error to be thrown (which an error is thrown, although its a bit ambiguous on what the error message means) indicating that the app cannot be installed, as the app is installed and running.

Actual:

An error is thrown (even if its a bit ambiguous - "App installed not allowed" on marketplace), but the desktop shortcut and start menu items disappear as a result. The executable for the app still remains in %APPDATA%. This is incorrect - We should fail gracefully without removing desktop shortcuts and start menu items.

Additional Notes:

The correct behavior as a result of this bug generally needs to make sure to handle this case gracefully, not end up in a case where there some app data left behind.
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 731054
(Reporter)

Comment 1

7 years ago
Open question - Marketplace reinstall flow?
Priority: -- → P2
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 15
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
No longer blocks: 731054
Target Milestone: Firefox 15 → ---
Depends on: 765380
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
QA Contact: jsmith
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
status-firefox16: --- → wontfix
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
No longer depends on: 765380
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 765380
This was fixed by bug 749826.
Depends on: 749826
Resolution: DUPLICATE → FIXED
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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