Bug 503607 - Firefox needs to register the proper name with session management for restart
Firefox needs to register the proper name with session management for restart
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
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Reported: 2009-06-01 17:29 EDT by ritz
Modified: 2011-01-06 08:01 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: firefox-3.6.13-2.el5
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Last Closed: 2011-01-06 08:01:38 EST
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Description ritz 2009-06-01 17:29:23 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefox currently registers the full path to the binary executable with Unix
session management.  This causes problems because this skips running the usual
shell wrapper script.  I think Firefox should register "firefox" with session
management and let it be found in the search path.

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1. run /usr/lib{64}/firefox-<version>/firefox
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Comment 2 Issue Tracker 2009-07-21 16:56:47 EDT
Event posted on 07-21-2009 04:56pm EDT by cwyse

Just gave this a shot with xulrunner-1.9.1-1 and the problem still seems to

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Comment 4 Charlie Wyse 2009-08-06 14:15:59 EDT
Just patched firefox rpm.  This still does not work.  Can you possibly give us a SRPM or spec file with the patch you know works?
Comment 5 Charlie Wyse 2009-08-06 14:16:25 EDT
The patches I got were from comment #3.
Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2009-08-07 02:50:30 EDT
The fix requires Firefox 3.5.2.
Comment 7 Charlie Wyse 2009-08-07 13:26:51 EDT
Yes, we have 2.5.2.  Are they patches to fix it?  I would like to test this out?
Comment 11 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-12-07 04:44:37 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 and Red Hat does not plan to fix this issue the currently developed update.

Contact your manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
Comment 12 Martin Stransky 2011-01-06 08:01:38 EST
Already fixed in firefox-3.6.13-2.el5.

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