Bug 120469 - Installs of extensions fail as normal user
Installs of extensions fail as normal user
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-04-08 21:57 EDT by Tom London
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-12 15:05:24 EDT
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Description Tom London 2004-04-08 21:57:17 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040312

Description of problem:
Attempts at installing certain extensions succeed if running mozilla
as root, but fail otherwise.

For example, attempts at installing "home button", "banner blind", or
"jre" seem to work as root, but fail with various error messages.
(home button fails with "chrome registration failed").

Here is a snippet from the install.log:
file:///home/tbl/Download/mozExtensions/home.xpi  --  04/08/2004 18:44:28
     Home Button (version 0.6)
     [1/4]      Installing:
     [2/4]      Register Content:
     ** opening of installed-chrome.txt failed. - nsresult code:
     ** /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/chrome/installed-chrome.txt
     ** opening of installed-chrome.txt failed. - nsresult code:
     ** Failed to register chrome. - nsresult code: 0x80520015
     Install **FAILED** with error -239  --  04/08/2004 18:44:32

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. download home.xpi from mozdev.org
2. start mozilla as non-root
3. File->Open File... home.xpi

Actual Results:  installation fails as normal user, but succeeds as root.

Expected Results:  successful installation

Additional info: (Installion of some other extensions succeed:
adblocker, ...)
Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2004-04-12 15:05:24 EDT
I can't fix this since this is a problem with the package.  It assumes
that it can be installed into the system directory.
Comment 2 Tom London 2004-04-12 15:17:47 EDT
hmmm... it asks whether to install in profile for system directory.  I
replied profile.

I'm guessing it is still trying to open something in the system
directory (/usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/....)

This is going to be a interesting challenge getting extension
developers to behave ......

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