HEADS UP FIREFOX USERS: New firefox must be run as root FIRST!

Stijn Hoop stijn at win.tue.nl
Wed Jun 16 06:19:41 GMT 2004


On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 08:13:55PM -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> If you're going to install the new firefox-0.9 update, there's something
> important you should know.  You MUST run firefox as root before running
> it as any other user.  The best way to do this is to su - to root or log
> in as root (i.e. do not su -m to root).  After becoming root, simply run
> ``firefox''.  You can then quit the browser, then run it as any other
> user.  If you do not run firefox as root first, the browser window will
> not appear.
> This is a known issue with 0.9.  See the Known Issues list at:
> http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/0.9.html
> (it's the first one)

thanks for the headsup (and the porting!) -- I can't believe why they've
regressed in this, after the ultralong discussion about this way back when
mozilla 0.9 was released with this same annoying behaviour :(

Is there a bug nr. somewhere where this is discussed? It's not in the
release notes.


The rain it raineth on the just
	And also on the unjust fella,
But chiefly on the just, because
	The unjust steals the just's umbrella.
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