Bug 189278 - update generates "install.rdf" error message on first run update generates "install.rdf" error message on first run
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
: 189307 189343 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: FC5Update
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Reported: 2006-04-18 15:00 EDT by Paul
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-27 04:48:27 EDT
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Description Paul 2006-04-18 15:00:29 EDT
Description of problem:
The following message appears after downloading, installing and restarting
Firefox with the .2 update: 

"Firefox could not install this item because "install.rdf" (provided by the
item) is not well-formed or does not exist. Please contact the author about this

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

How reproducible:
Almost all the time (?)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Firefox
Actual results:
The error message appears.

Expected results:
No error message.

Additional info:

This is the stock DVD installed program with no outside updates.
Comment 1 Nicholas Miell 2006-04-18 21:30:54 EDT
*** Bug 189307 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Nicholas Miell 2006-04-18 21:37:49 EDT
Possibly one or several of these? Of all of them, the only one I'm actually
seeing in my extension list is langpack-nb-NO.

[nicholas@entropy extensions]$ xmlwf */install.rdf
langpack-ko@firefox.mozilla.org/install.rdf:2:0: xml declaration not at start of
external entity
langpack-mk@firefox.mozilla.org/install.rdf:2:0: xml declaration not at start of
external entity
langpack-nb-NO@firefox.mozilla.org/install.rdf:10:34: not well-formed (invalid
langpack-pa-IN@firefox.mozilla.org/install.rdf:2:0: junk after document element
Comment 3 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2006-04-19 08:08:56 EDT
*** Bug 189343 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2006-04-19 15:11:05 EDT
[changing summary to be more specific]
Comment 5 Paul 2006-04-19 16:13:51 EDT
Sorry to bother you again but the problem still exists with the new update.

I removed the package and installed and the same
message appears.
Comment 6 Nicholas Miell 2006-04-19 17:21:36 EDT
langpack-pa-IN@firefox.mozilla.org is still included.
Comment 7 Linda Worthington 2006-04-19 20:27:13 EDT
I'm having the same problem. Installed the Firefox update yesterday and the new
update today, and both times on first run I received the error

"Firefox could not install this item because "install.rdf" (provided by the
item) is not well-formed or does not exist. Please contact the author about this
Comment 8 Gilboa Davara 2006-04-20 00:33:43 EDT
Be aware that as far as I can see, all the language packs still belong to and were not upgraded to 0.2.

Oh... and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=189444 might be a
Comment 9 Johan Kröckel 2006-04-20 09:52:30 EDT
I can reproduce the bug by removing ~/.mozilla 
Comment 10 Zenon Panoussis 2006-04-21 01:10:57 EDT
# /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron
# rm -rf `locate langpack-pa-IN`
# rm -rf `locate langpack-nb-NO`
# rm -rf `locate langpack-ko`
# rm -rf `locate langpack-mk`

The error disappeared after the last command. Whether that means that -mk was
the offending item or that all of them were, is an open question. 
Comment 11 Thomas Chung 2006-05-02 18:03:59 EDT
I can reproduce this error message on my test system as well.
Here is a screenshot captured.
Comment 12 Bob Gustafson 2006-05-05 10:00:42 EDT
When I was trying to view the HELP on
 System->Administration->Server Settings->Services

I would get the rdf error dialog.

I then did the /etc/cron..  (but I only had mlocate, not slocate)
rm ..
rm ..

as indicated below.

Now, I get a new error dialog message:

Close Firefox
Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you
must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.

Since I can open a new Firefox window without any problem and in fact am writing
this message in a Firefox window, I wonder whether this is a bogus message.

(Besides, I am in the middle of another project and have 18 Firefox windows open
and don't want to close them all just yet..)
Comment 13 Bob Gustafson 2006-05-05 10:06:18 EDT
Ahah, I noticed that there was still the 'Malformed... install.rdf' error dialog
still open from a previous try at 
  System->Administration->Server Settings->Services

When I closed this window, the HELP window:
  Services Configuration Tool - Mozilla Firefox
opened up.

So the above 'Close Firefox' error message was complaining about just the one
error dialog window, not all of Firefox..  
Comment 14 Andrew Martynov 2006-05-06 12:47:00 EDT
I run 
# export LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8
# strace -f firefox 
and "Mailformed ..." dialog shows during opening file

This XML is really mailformed.
Removing this file solve the problem for ru_RU.UTF-8 locale.
Comment 15 Bob Gustafson 2006-05-06 22:41:38 EDT
When I originally installed FC5, the processor load was running about 35-65%
most of the time (dual xeon..) without doing much at all. Firefox was open with
a number of windows.

After the "rm -rf `locate langpack-pa-IN` ..etc" was run, the processor load
dropped off to normal (a few percent..). I don't know what was sucking up the
power, but am glad that it went away.
Comment 16 Christopher Aillon 2006-09-27 04:48:27 EDT
This was fixed in one of the updates.

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