From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.3) Gecko/20010801 BuildID: 2001080104 downloading a file seems to create a temp file of the downloald in /tmp. This is bad if I'm dowNloading something bigger than all remaining space in / filesystem (e.g. an iso image). Even though I've selected a location where there IS enough space, mozilla stupidly insists on putting the temp file soewhwere where there is not enough space. Why even bother creating a temp file? why not just download to where the user said to put the file? this seems like unneeded work done badly. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. download any file from anywhere. 2. 3. Actual Results: as described Expected Results: The file should be created and downloaded to with the NAME THE USER CHOSE IN THE DIRECTORY THE USER CHOSE. First rule of UI design: DO WHAT THE USER ASKS YOU TO DO. Do not think that you know more than the user. YOU DON'T.
> The file should be created and downloaded to with the NAME > THE USER CHOSE IN THE DIRECTORY THE USER CHOSE We start asynchronously downloading before the user picks a name location to speed up downloads. This often saves the user a certain amount of time... but is a PITA at other times (like in your case). Oh, and having /tmp be in / is usually a bad idea. Just as a general reference. Symlinks are your friend. Duplicate of "Saving a file creates a file before location is chosen" *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 55690 ***
Even if /tmp was not in /, this is still an issue. This isn't 'resolved'. Once again, just PUT THE FILE WHERE THE USER TOLD YOU TO PUT IT and all this goes away (or at least it's the user's fault if they run out of space, not yours). The speed up in downloads you are achieving is trivial compared to the problems and confusion you are causing.
Bob, try a newer build. I think this has been fixed since 09/04