[Bug 350853] [NEW] firefox upgrades need to be more robost

Scott Zawalski cowbud at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 10:32:18 UTC 2009


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

The way firefox currently upgrades is disastrous. There needs to be
hooks that ask the user when they quit firefox if they want to upgrade
instead of upgrading over the currently installed version of firefox
while it is running.

With the web becoming more prevalent and people keeping more important
data in a browser it is unacceptable to expect them to restart their
browser (which sometimes they can't even do properly if firefox has been
upgraded underneath them) whenever an upgrade is done.

The ideal process would be:

Download the deb file and wait for user interaction. 
Have firefox check for an upgraded deb file in a specific place.
If firefox sees the deb have it ask the user if they want to upgrade which would involve a restart.
if Yes == Install and restart
if No == Ask later (i.e. when they quit firefox.)


If the upgrade is present and no firefox processes exist, install update. 

If at login and/or during bootup there is an upgrade waiting for firefox
install it.

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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firefox upgrades need to be more robost
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/350853
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