[Bug 246888] Re: firefox 3 on ubuntu hardy : downloading is impossible

Jacques jacques at eavr.u-strasbg.fr
Thu Jul 10 11:35:43 UTC 2008


> Is this crash reproducible? If so, which are the steps that lead to

It is not a crash. Everything behaves as if the size of the downloaded file would be always 129K, whatever file you download.
It is perfectly reproducible. I did not notice this problem before. It seems to have appeared after some automated updates these last days. Now, almost 100% of the downloads fail. When it works, it is so rare that I was unfortunately not able to find out the reason. 

The steps are :
* Download a file by clicking on a downloadable link (7z, zip, tgz, avi, every type of file triggers the bug).
* Choose the directory where you want to save the file (while doing this, firefox starts already to download the file by anticipation according to the blinking of my router leds)
* In the download manager, either the anticipated download already reached 129K and it reports that the file has successfully been downloaded, which is not the case when opening the file (data corruption) or it displays a progress bar and suddenly stops downloading at 129K reporting that everything went flawlessly which is obviously not the case.

I tried "strace -f -o debug.out firefox" with no luck : nothing
interesting in the messages.

I suspect something linked with this anticipated download mechanism
which seems to be new in firefox 3. Is there a way to disable it ?

> Is your system x86 or x86_64?


> Which flash package do you have installed?

> Which Java package do you have installed?

no java

> Which Firefox extensions do you have installed?

no extension


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