UBI not unique for release and beta version for FF and TB

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
Untriaged
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
5 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: RobertJ, Unassigned)

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x86
Mac OS X
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Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0
Build ID: 20121010150351

Steps to reproduce:

For those of us running FF (release), FF (beta) and FF (alpha) on OSX the UBI for the release and beta versions are the same [org.mozilla.firefox] whereas FF alpha has a unique UBI [org.mozilla.aurora]. When clicking on a link in an email with no version of FF running this can launch the incorrect version depending on the state of the LaunchServices database.

It would seem that the UBI for the beta version should be unique and perhaps [org.mozilla.firefoxbeta].

NOTE: This also applies to Thunderbird where clicking on a mailto link in the browser with no version of TB running can launch the incorrect version of TB since the release version and the beta version have the same UBI [org.mozilla.thunderbird] whereas the alpha version UBI is unique [org.mozilla.earlybird].


Actual results:

See above


Expected results:

Unique Bundle Identifiers [UBI] should be unique for the release version and the beta version for Firefox and Thunderbird.
I'm not able to reproduce the issue:
1. Have installed FF 16.0.2 and 17b6
2. Set FF 16.0.2 as default browser
3. Click on the mail button in yahoo messenger -> FF 16.0.2 launched

4. Set FF 17b6 as default browser
5. Click on the mail button in yahoo messenger -> FF 17b6 launched

Please provide some specific steps to reproduce if you're able to see the issue.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

5 years ago
(In reply to Paul Silaghi [QA] from comment #1)
> I'm not able to reproduce the issue:
> 1. Have installed FF 16.0.2 and 17b6
> 2. Set FF 16.0.2 as default browser
> 3. Click on the mail button in yahoo messenger -> FF 16.0.2 launched
> 
> 4. Set FF 17b6 as default browser
> 5. Click on the mail button in yahoo messenger -> FF 17b6 launched
> 
> Please provide some specific steps to reproduce if you're able to see the
> issue.

This is not the process. I'm running FF with *three profiles*, one each for FF (release), FF (beta) and FF (alpha) with FF (release) as default. With *no version of FF running* if I click on a link in Thunderbird this can launch the incorrect version like FF (beta) depending on the state of the LaunchServices database.

I just reproduced this again. This may have to do with needing to use Safari to set up the default browser on OSX? I've noticed that after changing the default browser in Safari and quitting, when reopening the new setting can revert to some other setting.

Comment 3

3 years ago
(In reply to RobertJ from comment #2)
> ...
> I just reproduced this again. This may have to do with needing to use Safari
> to set up the default browser on OSX? I've noticed that after changing the
> default browser in Safari and quitting, when reopening the new setting can
> revert to some other setting.

were you able to figure it out?
Flags: needinfo?(rvjanc)
Hello.
Does this issue reproduce on the latest version of Firefox (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/)?
Thank you.
Hi.
Marking this as Resolved: Incomplete due to the lack of response from the reporter.
Reporter, please feel free to reopen it if you are still having this issue.  
Thank you for your time.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(rvjanc)
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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