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Old 10-13-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
murlig
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firefox security patch install


Hi all,

recently installed firefox version 0.10 for mandrake from RPM. No problems there; when firefox started, it asked to apply a security patch for 0.10.1

The message also said that linux users need to run as root.

so I did from an xterm

su
<passwd>
firefox

It installed the patch, and all is fine.

However when I run firefox as a user, it still takes to me the update screen and somehow does not recognize that the patch has been applied.

If I do su -c firefox, then all is fine, but I want to run the application, as a user, not as root.

I have also installed firefox from the tgz in my home area. All is fine here, except that it does not see the plugins already installed in /usr/lib area. In addition, I have to manually create the shortcut, while RPM install does it for mr.

My personal preference is to install from RPM as it automatically puts it in the K panel; all plug in paths work automatically w/o much hand holding

any possible solutions for
1. why firefox run as user (either thru xterm, or shortcut) does not see the patch but run as root does?

thx
 
Old 10-13-2004, 06:11 PM   #2
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your might have 2 versions of the fox installed ?

use "type -p firefox" for each user to verify which program you call
 
Old 10-13-2004, 06:35 PM   #3
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I had the same problem...just check out this quote for the fix....

Quote:
I'm not sure if your chmod included these, but you need to chmod 644 the following two files:

/opt/firefox/components/nsHelperAppDlg.js
/opt/firefox/defaults/pref/bug259708.js

If you already did that, then I'm of no help, sorry

Scott
That shoudl fix everything ;-)

Also...Firefox may be installed in /usr/lib instead...or some other place (can't think of all the places...)
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:52 PM   #4
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Thanks chatterbug89,

the chmod644 was needed for bug*.js file, the nshelper*.js was already 644.

Now firefox is fine in user mode also.

regards
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:41 PM   #5
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Yeah...they should put something on the Mozilla site about this...it seems a lot of people are having this same problem
 
  


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