Subject: setting preferences in Sunbird
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 10/31/2007 23:11:20
I'm having trouble setting preferences in Sunbird. Rather, I can set
(most) preferences, but they're not saved. This message shows up in
the error console.
Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure
code: 0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED)
[nsIPrefService.savePrefFile]" nsresult: "0x80520015
(NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED)" location: "JS frame ::
set_valueFromPreferences :: line 334" data: no]
I can't even set http proxies; I set a similar message, except pointing
to line 1062.
I'm assuming that this has something to do with the pkgsrc/NetBSD
port. I'm running sunbird-0.3.1, from HEAD, on -current. (I noticed
that sunbird has a very large number of patches.) Any suggestions?
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb