Firefox upgrade cannot create symbolic link

Bug #610756 reported by Michael Waynert
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Upgrading any version of Firefox...
cannot create symbolic link in usr/bin
in order to fix problem, i had to manually create the link...
this is annoying, but not of high importance.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.8+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.38-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Jul 28 01:14:24 2010
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
 firefox 3.6.8+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 firefox-gnome-support N/A
 firefox-branding 3.6.8+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
SourcePackage: firefox
Title: package firefox 3.6.8+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2

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Michael Waynert (mikelwnrt) wrote :
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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This is most likely because the symlink has been diverted by some third party package (probably something from Ubuntuzilla). Please report your problem to them instead

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package firefox - 4.0~b12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2

firefox (4.0~b12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu2) natty; urgency=low

  * Fix some typos in the manpage
    - update debian/
  * Fix up the mess left by Ubuntuzilla rather than leaving our official
    package in a broken and inconsistent state, which ends up with users
    reporting bugs to Launchpad and giving us a bad reputation. If
    /usr/bin/firefox has been diverted and there is no /usr/bin/firefox
    provided on the system, just do the job of whatever package it was that
    broke the users install and remove the diversion for them. This should
    hopefully stop the frequently reported bugs we get from Ubuntuzilla users
    about /usr/bin/firefox being missing
    - update debian/
    - Fixes LP: #512937, LP: #529136, LP: #552919, LP: #572733, LP: #574111,
      LP: #599978, LP: #600271, LP: #610522, LP: #610756, LP: #610907,
      LP: #612162, LP: #620400, LP: #623980, LP: #625014, LP: #630643,
      LP: #635166, LP: #638342, LP: #641838, LP: #658828, LP: #668809,
      LP: #672282, LP: #676239, LP: #707704, LP: #724090
  * Don't allow users to report bugs with apport-bug when /usr/bin/firefox
    has been diverted
    - update debian/
  * Don't build with --disable-elfhack on armel. It's been fixed now
    - update debian/rules
 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:54:59 +0000

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Fix Released
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