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Re: Does firefox upgrades need some pre/post install love to close and restart firefox during upgrades



Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote, On 11/17/2009 03:07 AM:
First of all this is not the right place to discuss this..

Secondly if an update of an application requires that application to be
restarted after being updated, the updating application should just
notify the user that there is an update to an application he's currently
using that requires him to quit that application for the updater to
proceed updating that application. The updater should simply ask him to
finish his work then quit the application he's using and rerun updating.

Just my 2 cents..

JBG


By the time the rpm is being processed, it is too late to have a truly interactive wait: right?

how about this ugly hack description/pseudocode :
in the prescript
if {running instances of Firefox found}
then
   hook each Firefox instance and \
	point them at file:///usr/share/FFwarning/FFwarning.html
   #give an active user half a chance to drop FF.
   sleep 15
fi



file:///usr/share/FFwarning.html will contain a text warning message and a countdown.
the countdown might be implemented as a javascript or as a timed forced load of the next page.
The text warning gives the user notice that they have 15...14... to shutdown Firefox before rpm replaces the running binary and risks all the mentioned data corruption/loss.
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Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter


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