Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458791
No documentation in the release notes that instruct users to restart the firefox browser after an update.
Last modified: 2010-10-22 23:36:14 EDT
In most cases, whenever an update to firefox is applied the user should restart their browser for changes to take effect. Currently, in RHEL4, there is no mechanism to notify the user that their browser needs to be restarted after an update.
The customer originally asked us to add these features in our software (i.e. up2date), but, since up2date is basically "dead code" with regard to feature additions, the customer has come back and asked us to consider adding this information in future RHEL4 release notes (since we almost always have a firefox update available in a 4.y release). Something along the lines of:
"In order for updates to firefox to take effect, it is strongly recommended that you restart your browser."
What is expected from SEG: Please send this up to the documentation folks so we can get it added to the next set of release notes.
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Release note ack: +
Changing component: firefox
Ryan, please confirm this will be added to the release-notes.
adding to "Release Notes Updates" for RHEL4.8:
Recommendation: Firefox Restart
Red Hat strongly recommends restarting the Firefox browser after updating the firefox package. This will ensure that all Firefox updates take effect.
i'll push the changes today, which should be live within the next 24 hours or so.
verified that the update is now live. i'll keep this bug open, though, for tracking purposes (to be closed when added to RHEL4.9?).