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sultanoswing
 
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 1:40 am

I just used MozJF's 12-21 installer for the Branch Build (0.8+).....

I custom installed it into D:\program files

.....and somehow it WIPED ALL of the installed program files and folders that were there!!!!

Arrrrrhhhh!!!!

I should have installed it into D:\program files\mozillafirebird - but I thought that it would create that folder by default!!

Seriously Annoyed, and WON'T be using ANY MORE INSTALLERS!!!!!!! (having used nightly zips in the past).

Sigh...now to reinstall everything.......

Specs:
Win XP SP1
PIII 1.2 Ghz
512 MB
Geforce 4MX (latest DirectX and drivers)

sultanoswing
 
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 1:44 am

OK....I've just read about that installer/delete bug.

Wish I'd seen that sooner.....back to Zips for me!!!!!!!!!!!!

old momokatte
 
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 1:50 am

Sorry to hear it. I was terrified when I found out about the bug after using the installer, as I was lucky enough to have interrupted the installation process to create a new "MozillaFirebird" folder to install to (in C:\Internet).

Vote and confirm here: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=228672
Please confirm this bug, as it is only verified in Windows 98 so far and the adddition of another OS may get the bugfix expedited.

If the devs leave this behavior in the 0.8 installer, they are insane. The installer makes it too easy to cause this file deletion.

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 2:18 am

Too right it should be fixed!! I've voted for that puppy - whew! I knew the nightlies were bleeding edge - emphasis on bleeding!!

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 2:52 am

But the branch shouldn't be an edge. It should be stable.

The easy way of fixing this is making list of all files to delete in the dir, then following it.
Not to mention removing directories only if empty.

Does this happen on trunk too, or do I have to check the branch?
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 3:04 am

It was reported on these forums some time before the branch was cut.
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old momokatte
 
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 3:14 am

johnleemk wrote:It was reported on these forums some time before the branch was cut.

Someone should make a giant sticky post with a warning, and everyone who distributes or announces builds should link to the info. We don't want this to happen to more people before the bug is fixed, do we?

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 3:28 am

Agreed.

Also, as elsewehere proposed before, I would feel much better if the builders would only make .zip versions until this bug is fixed.

Btw, what happened to the official nightlies?

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 3:30 am

I can also confirm the delete-on-install bug on Windows XP. Fortunately, I read about it first and tested rather than getting hit by it for real. After using aebrahim's self-extracting builds for a while, I got very used to specifying the directory above where I wanted it installed, knowing that the self-extractor would then create a MozillaFirebird directory. It would have been very easy to just pick C:\Program Files as the location for installation...

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 3:56 am

Ben says that the branch won't have any zip files till 0.8 final is released.
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 4:08 am

iarnell wrote:I can also confirm the delete-on-install bug on Windows XP.


me too...

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 5:05 am

Oh my god that's the worst bug I've heard of in any product in some time! I used the installer several times with no ill effects. Thank god I specified a directory. I can't imagine the pain...

Unbelievable!

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 5:19 am

This is no bug - it is a disaster. Smoketests - anyone?

:-)

Geronimo

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 5:26 am

johnleemk wrote:Ben says that the branch won't have any zip files till 0.8 final is released.



I actually thought it was the other way around. But there don't seem to be official trunk or branch builds.

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2003, 5:37 am

Oh my god that's the worst bug I've heard of in any product in some time!


I agree! It's a doozy alright.....there's not too many bugs which will quietly erase your hard disc through simply changing the default install directory! Quite breathtaking in its elegant, yet deadly simplicity!

I just thank [TOS violation] I didn't install to C: else bye bye windows!!

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