Bug 189019 - Disable "Check for Updates" in Firefox
Summary: Disable "Check for Updates" in Firefox
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 479623
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-04-14 19:49 UTC by Josh
Modified: 2009-01-12 08:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
: 479623 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2006-10-06 20:38:00 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
"Check for Updates " is not disabled. (129.95 KB, image/png)
2009-01-11 15:31 UTC, lihuang
no flags Details

Description Josh 2006-04-14 19:49:59 UTC
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 15:34:47 UTC
"Check for Updates" has been disabled in firefox-
Please close this bug.

Comment 2 lihuang 2009-01-11 15:31:49 UTC
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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