Startup failure in localization builds since Aurora17.0a2 20120920042010



Release Engineering
General Automation
5 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Alice0775 White, Assigned: rail)


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(firefox17+ fixed, firefox18+ fixed)


(Whiteboard: [buildduty])


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5 years ago
Steps to reproduce:
1. Insatall
2. Start Firefox with clean profile

Actual results:
  Startup failure

XML パースエラー: 定義されていない実体が使用されています。
URL: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
行番号: 540, 列番号: 9:        <button default="true"

Regression Pushlog:

Comment 1

5 years ago
Similar thing happen with l10n Nightly 18a:
"XML parsing error: undefined entity
Area: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
Line Number: 1630, column 13:
<menuitem id="appmenu_sync-tabs"

Startup failure, problem reported also here:

Comment 2

5 years ago
Download from and install.
Aurora fails to start up and I get same error in comment#0

So I change mportance to blocker
Severity: normal → blocker

Comment 3

5 years ago

Comment 4

5 years ago
Same bug for romanian build.
Sounds like this bug affects more than one locale. CC'ing Axel.

Comment 6

5 years ago
I don't know what's going on, the regression range in comment 0 isn't it.

Over to releng to see if there is something in the automation going wrong. Right now, the behaviour indicates is spanning locales and branches.
Component: ja / Japanese → Release Engineering: Automation (General)
Product: Mozilla Localizations →
QA Contact: bugzilla → catlee
Version: unspecified → other
Whiteboard: [buildduty]

Comment 7

5 years ago
So, the culprit seems to be the following:

 argv: ['make', u'installers-de', 'LOCALE_MERGEDIR=$PWD/merged']

ends up as

/builds/slave/m-cen-osx64-l10n-ntly/build/mozilla-central/_virtualenv/bin/python ../../config/ \
	   -j ../../dist/xpi-stage/locale-de/chrome \

that is, $PWD is expanded to WD. No idea why that'd be the case, though.

Also, verified on mac nightly german.


5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 793101
my guess is that this isn't being run through the shell, so $PWD isn't expanded as a bash variable. Then make sees is, and expands $P to "" and you're left with "WD".
That should be something like ['sh', '-c', u'make installers-de LOCALE_MERGEDIR=$PWD/merged'].
this is fallout from


5 years ago
Depends on: 772446
Duplicate of this bug: 793164
Duplicate of this bug: 793149
Assignee: nobody → rail
Created attachment 663411 [details] [diff] [review]
fix v1
Attachment #663411 - Flags: review?(catlee)


5 years ago
Attachment #663411 - Flags: review?(catlee) → review+
Comment on attachment 663411 [details] [diff] [review]
fix v1
Attachment #663411 - Flags: checked-in+
we disabled nightly and aurora updates around 07:52 PT


5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 793200


5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 793207

Comment 19

5 years ago
Error for romanian language: Eroare la analiza XML: entitate nedefinită
Adresă: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
Număr linie 246, coloană 5:    <broadcaster id="devtoolsMenuBroadcaster_DevToolbar"
The patch worked, need to trigger a nightly build (will do in a bit).


5 years ago
Blocks: 793379
Could somebody download and verify if the nightlies are ok?
status-firefox17: --- → affected
status-firefox18: --- → affected
tracking-firefox17: --- → ?
tracking-firefox18: --- → ?
(In reply to Rail Aliiev [:rail] from comment #21)
> Could somebody download and verify if the nightlies are ok? works for me.
Russian Windows build for central still shows the error. Apparently it's been build before patch has been checked in and not respinned.

Comment 23

5 years ago
The l10n nightlies are still not all done yet, and windows seems to be even waiting on the en-US nightly to finish still.

Comment 24

5 years ago
(In reply to Rail Aliiev [:rail] from comment #21)
> Could somebody download and verify if the nightlies are ok?

Polish Nightly 18, working again without problem.

Comment 25

5 years ago
Now, romanian build win32 for Nightly working. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/18.0 Firefox/18.0 ID:20120922030540 . Built from

Comment 26

5 years ago
Shouldn't this bug affect all localization builds? Im very curious why some languages were totally fine. Like zh-CN and zh-TW are basically the same language, but ont was broken, one was ok.

Comment 27

5 years ago
This bug affected code paths with strings missing in existing files. Depending on which strings would miss, this could break on start-up, or at some point, or, not at all, for totally complete or just as well for totally incomplete localizations.

Comment 28

5 years ago
Thanks for the explanation, good to know.

Comment 29

5 years ago
Latest en-GB nightly fixed it for me.

Comment 30

5 years ago
Marking FIXED per reports here, and inspection of some of the build logs. Let's use bug 793379 to track the updates.
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
OS: Windows 7 → All
Resolution: --- → FIXED


5 years ago
status-firefox18: affected → fixed
(In reply to Rail Aliiev [:rail] from comment #15)
> Comment on attachment 663411 [details] [diff] [review]
> fix v1

Marking FF17 as fixed, please correct if wrong.
status-firefox17: affected → fixed
tracking-firefox17: ? → +
tracking-firefox18: ? → +

Comment 32

5 years ago
Does not work in Aurora 17.0a2, Fixed in Nightly 18.0a1
(In reply to Mad Goldfish from comment #32)
> Does not work in Aurora 17.0a2, Fixed in Nightly 18.0a1

Please give much more specific information, which aurora build did you have, which is the broken one, how did you update, and what do you mean by "does not work". Thanks

Comment 34

5 years ago
Bug, as originally reported, exists in FF17.0a2 (Aurora) - which is the current download on the website, and FF will only display the English version of XML parse error shown in the description.

FF18.0a1 (Nightly) from 2012-09-25 starts up normally as expected, and does not show the issue.

Both on Windows 7 using en-GB locale

Comment 35

5 years ago
20120924042009 en-GB on aurora, win 7 works for me.
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