Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492063
An update of firefox to version xxx does not remove the old directory /usr/lib/firefox-<previous>
Last modified: 2009-12-18 04:06:45 EST
Description of problem:
I find a lot of dirs in /usr/lib:
/usr/lib/firefox-22.214.171.124 /usr/lib/firefox-126.96.36.199 /usr/lib/firefox-188.8.131.52
/usr/lib/firefox-184.108.40.206 /usr/lib/firefox-220.127.116.11 /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1
/usr/lib/firefox-18.104.22.168 /usr/lib/firefox-22.214.171.124 /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.5
rpm -qf /usr/lib/firefox-... shows that they are not belonging to some RPM package, so I guess a firefox update does not remove the previous version. I think this comes from a running firefox during "yum update" is called. Similar happens with /usr/lib/thunderbird-...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
3.0.7 and lower
Seems to happen after each firefox update during a running firefox.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Update firefox during firefox is running
/usr/lib/firefox-<previous version> remains.
/usr/lib/firefox-<previous version> has been removed.
The important thing to know is what's inside the directories that are left behind
For example /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1
ls -laR firefox-3.0.1
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-09-28 10:49 .
drwxr-xr-x 241 root root 139264 2009-03-18 08:35 ..
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-09-25 08:54 updates
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-09-25 08:54 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-09-28 10:49 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-09-25 08:54 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-09-25 08:54 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-09-25 08:54 ..
The effect of remaining old firefox /usr/lib/firefox-... directories is independent from a running firefox during update. I could see this when updating from firefox-3.0.7 to firefox-3.0.8 without firefox running.
It may be a discussion about firefox installation dir.
It looks pointless to change firefox dir for each upgrade when xulrunner install dir remains stable (xulrunner-1.9).
I think this could be related to the same problem that causes other errors like some applications don't opening links anymore. My pidgin is a example, when i click on a link, nothing happens. I tried to discover why and verified that it's because it references an old firefox installation directories.
Is anyone also experiencing this?
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