error in createShortcut ... NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED

Bug #460685 reported by Franchux
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Bug Description

Webfav is working with my user. I have just create a new account and when I try to add a new favourite with webfav, an popup with an error appears:

error in createShortcut: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED) [nsILocalFile.create]" nsresult: "0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://webfav/content/webfav.js :: createShortcut :: line 144" data: no]

This new user was created from zero with the adduser command and i haven't modified any configuration (the first app that I had lauched after the login was firefox).

I have disabled all extensions but the problem persist.

S.O.: Ubuntu Karmic beta (last system upated 25-10-2009)
Webfav: 1.16-0ubuntu1
Firefox: 3.5.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu6
Firefox extensions: Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.8
Firefox theme: Default 3.5.3
Firefox language: Firefox es-Es 3.5.2

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Franchux (franchux) wrote :

Ok, I think that I have got the cause:

1.- Login as userA
2.- Open firefox. A directory named /tmp/webfav is created. It is owned by userA
3.- Open another session as userB
4.- Firefox can not write on /tmp/webfav so it launch the exception

If you delete /tmp/webfav (rm -rf /tmp/webfav), userB can add favourites without problem.

A possible solution can be to create directory in temp with the user name in the name (something like /tmp/webfav-userA)

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David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Confirmed, this is a flaw in webfav.

Changed in webfav:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → Confirmed
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