Update not working properly (by design)

Ben Bucksch ben.bucksch at beonex.com
Wed Mar 9 22:09:47 UTC 2011

On 09.03.2011 13:59, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> I understand the test matrix concern. Why can't the updater, when it 
> sees that the latest version is another major branch, just fetch a 
> full package (no binary diff) and install that? I thought it already 
> does that, and if so, I don't understand the problem. Testing-wise, 
> it's equal to a new download.
> If necessary, just download the normal installer EXE, verify it, and 
> run the normal installer in update mode.
> (I've written updaters myself before, and this last method is fairly 
> fool-proof.)

On 09.03.2011 14:18, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> I filed Toolkit bug <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=640159>

So, that bug was closed by rs, stating that the updater can do 
everything and it's just a matter of the backend (server) config.

Mark, what's the actual problem here? (See quote above)


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