Installing Mozilla

Dustin Navea speeddymon at
Sun Apr 24 20:00:37 CDT 2005

Was it the Mozilla installer that was crashing due to a bug in it's 
ntmisc.c or the Mozilla app itself that was crashing?


Juan Lang wrote:
> --- Uwe Bonnes <bon at> wrote:
>>Is the Mozilla Installer Installshield or MSI based? Otherwise is it
>>open source? Perhaps an easier way to backtrace the problem?
> I believe it's open source.  The crash was due to Mozilla attempting to
> write to a value that's exported by msvcrt.dll.  It was declared in
> msvcrt's spec file, but never defined.  Thus Mozilla was writing to a
> garbage pointer.  It's been fixed in Wine.
> There's a separate issue that Mozilla probably isn't doing the right
> thing.  It's overwriting a buffer it doesn't own and whose size is not
> documented, and it should be writing only four characters but is writing
> more.  Now that Wine is fixed this is unlikely to cause anyone any
> trouble, but it's still not right.

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