Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104205
(PATCH) mozilla confused by empty ~/.netscape
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
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Description of problem:
openoffice creates emtpy ~/.netscape/plugins and ~/.netscape6/plugins when you
run it. This itself is not a problem, until you run Mozilla when ~/.mozilla did
not previously exist.
Mozilla sees that ~/.netscape exists, then attempts to go into profile import,
which fails. It is not trivial for new users to get into the web browser at
Discovered this problem when watching kids using LTSP Linux thin clients and
getting totally frustrated when they could not figure out how to get into the
Think of the children!
OpenOffice should NOT create emtpy .netscape and .netscape6 directories.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Please request this upstream too. Upstream OpenOffice 1.1 and StarOffice 7
create these empty directories for no reason, which continues to confuse even
Perhaps Mozilla could handle this situation in a better way too.
Created attachment 95486 [details]
Christian Biesinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote this patch and I tested it. Used
Netscape 4.8 packages from RH7.2 in testing. With this patch mozilla no longer
attempts to convert the NS4 profile when only a blank ~/.netscape directory
Please see the upstream report for a slightly updated patch. It is now slighter
cleaner but with the same functionality.
Upstream has super reviewed and applied the patch. Please apply to
FC's upcoming mozilla update.
This has been merged into cvs in the 1.4.1 rpm. If I do another
release for FC 1 it will be included.