Bug 189019 - Disable "Check for Updates" in Firefox
Disable "Check for Updates" in Firefox
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Blocks: 479623
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Reported: 2006-04-14 15:49 EDT by Josh
Modified: 2009-01-12 03:24 EST (History)
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: 479623 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2006-10-06 16:38:00 EDT
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"Check for Updates " is not disabled. (129.95 KB, image/png)
2009-01-11 10:31 EST, lihuang
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Description Josh 2006-04-14 15:49:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefoz on FC5 does not do binary updates from Mozilla site.

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

How reproducible:
Go to Help -> Check for Updates

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox as 'root' user
2. Click on Help Menu
3. Select "Check for Updates"
Actual results:
Firefox displays "There are no updates available to Firefox" when the updates
are available. 

Expected results:
Update firefox when updates are available. Else disable this feature.

Additional info:
since firefox is compiled with fedora specific compile options, binary
compatibility with Mozilla firefox updates is not possible. Either use mozilla
compilation environment to keep binary updates or remove this option entirely. 

Users will not be led to believe no updates are available when updates are

See discussion thread here
Comment 1 petrosyan 2006-10-06 11:34:47 EDT
"Check for Updates" has been disabled in firefox-
Please close this bug.
Comment 2 lihuang 2009-01-11 10:31:49 EST
Created attachment 328661 [details]
"Check for Updates " is not disabled.

on firefox-3.0.5-1.fc10.i386. "Check for Updates " is not disabled.

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