Dataloss Bug in Latest Windows Installer Builds Can Delete Contents of Program Files Folder

Thursday February 5th, 2004

A serious bug in the latest Windows installer builds of the Mozilla Application Suite can lead to users having the entire contents of their Program Files folder deleted. The problem is present in the 2004-02-03-18 and later trunk Windows installer and net installer builds. The affected binaries have had the suffix -dangerous added to their filenames and been removed from the latest-trunk and latest directories on the FTP site. Testers are strongly advised not to download these dangerous builds. The issue is being tracked in bug 233014 (please do not add unnecessary comments to this bug). Thanks to Zbigniew Braniecki for alerting us to this problem.

Update: The bug is now fixed and latest Windows installer and net installer builds do not exhibit the problem.

#45 Re: Re: Re: Re: Response time

by mlefevre

Saturday February 7th, 2004 5:23 PM

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Well that's one spot fixed, which is good. Thanks.

However, it's still possible to get the nightly builds straight from the sidebar on various pages (developer pages, and also /releases/ which is linked from obvious places including the homepage). The "nightly builds" sidebar link should really point to /binaries.html instead of going straight to <> There's a bug filed about fixing that, but few people have access to change the navigation stuff (i.e. it'd be nice if you could just fix it like you did with the other page :)