Closed Bug 755423 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago
If you install into a protected directory which is not Program Files, updates fail
I have two different 32-bit Nightlies installed on my Windows system, one in C:\Program Files\Nightly\ and the other in C:\Program Files (x86)\Nightly. The one in C:\Program Files\Nightly\ fails to update with the Help->About dialog instructing me to download the newer version manually: "Updates available at http://nightly.mozilla.org/" When app.update.log is set to true, the error console shows the updater got "permission denied" while trying to create C:\Program Files\Nightly\update.test (see attachment)
Are you running as an admin? Did the same user account initiate both installs?
(In reply to Brian R. Bondy [:bbondy] from comment #1) > Are you running as an admin? Did the same user account initiate both > installs? I'm running with a user account that has admin privileges. I used the same account for everything.
I can reproduce when installing a 32-bit build into Nightly. I'm not sure this is a supported config but we should probably look into it because it's pretty strange. Maybe something related to filesystem redirection.
> I can reproduce when installing a 32-bit build into Nightly I mean into: C:\Program Files\Nightly\
gCanApplyUpdates usually tests for apply access to: C:\users\user\appdata\local\Mozilla\Firefox\Nightly\update.test But when Firefox is installed into a C:\Program Files\ directory it tries here: C:\Program Files\AltInstallDir\udpate.test The problem is just that if we aren't installed into Program Files, we use the install dir as the udpate dir. This causes a problem if you install into a location that requires elevated permissions to write to which is not the program files (Program Files (x86) on x64 systems) directory. I think the code has always been this way.
Summary: Nightly fails to update - permission denied to create Nightly\update.test → If you install into a protected directory which is not Program Files, updates fail
Should be covered by bug 572162.
Ya that work can cover this work, thanks for linking it up.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 572162
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