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Old 05-16-2005, 08:54 AM   #1
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Question Mozilla Firefox Installation problem on AIX 5.2


I installed firefox 1.04 on a machine running AIX 5.2 and I can run it as root user but when I su to a non-root user, I get no error messages but firefox doesn't start.
Also if I logon directly as a non-root user I get the followig error messages:

access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
*** nsExtensionManager::_disableObsoleteExtensions - failure, catching exception so finalize window can close
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to application directory, skipping.

(firefox-bin:4602): Gtk-CRITICAL **: file /gestconf/project/GNOME_ACL/GNOME/build/sh_build_GNOME/src/gtk+/gtk/gtkmain.c: line 1151: assertion `main_loops != NULL' failed
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to application directory, skipping.
/tmp/firefox/run-mozilla.sh[36]: 4602 Illegal instruction

Any help is most welcome.
Thanks
 
Old 05-16-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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--> *** ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to application directory, skipping.

Thats the issue, but where that is I do not know. Root has access, but your normal user does not ... Check your install docs to see if it talks about perms on specific directories.

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Old 05-17-2005, 08:44 AM   #3
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Mozilla Firefox Installation problem on AIX 5.2

Thanks for the suggestion Mark. I haven't really been able to get much from documentation but I have been playing around with the permissions and the errors have definitely reduced but so far it's still not working. I should be able to give an update in a few hours
 
Old 05-18-2005, 01:50 PM   #4
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It's still not working and I can't figure out what the problem is. I don't get errors anymore but firefox doesn't start if I'm not root.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 03:44 PM   #5
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Unhappy Firefox Runs But With Message....

Hi,

I have been able to get firefox to run for both the root and non-root users but I get the following message before the browser opens:

***nsExtensionManager::diableObsoleteExtensions - failure, catching exception so finalize window can close
***loading the extensions datasource
***loading the extensions datasource

Is there something I can do about this?

Thanks
 
Old 08-20-2005, 12:01 AM   #6
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Just a thought, have you tried the Mozilla.org forums as well? I've read those a few times and I'd bet someone over there could lend you a hand. Have you tried 1.06, any change in the results?
 
Old 08-22-2005, 07:27 AM   #7
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Working

Thanks for your suggestions.
I finally got it to work. It was due to some permission issues as suggested.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 03:49 PM   #8
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What were the specifics?

Can you tell me what specific permissions you changed? I'm having the same problem.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 12:34 PM   #9
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I made sure all the files and directories had read and execute permissions for all users in addition to whatever the default permissions were.

I also commented out the dump() function calls (with nsExtensionManager in them) in /firefox/components/nsExtensionManager.js to stop the messages
 
  


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