Bug#822664: firefox-esr: Is unable to save files on non-ASCII path

Alex D?nil? nuorama at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 08:15:29 UTC 2016

Package: firefox-esr
Version: 45.0.2esr-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

Trying to save a file on a path containing special symbols give the following error:
"The file could not be saved because you do not have the proper permissions.  Choose another save directory."

This is not a problem with the file chooser dialog, it chooses files and directories correctly.

Example paths that don't work:

Example path that works:

Trying to open something like /home/alex/hărți/file.txt (which translates to file:///home/alex/h%C4%83r%C8%9Bi/file.txt) from the file chooser gives the following error:
"File not found
Firefox can't find the file at /home/alex/hărți/file.txt.
    Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.
    Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted."

This is not a very old problem, last year I remember saving files in those directories with Firefox.

Thank you,

-- Package-specific info:

-- Extensions information
Name: Default theme
Location: /usr/lib/firefox-esr/browser/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.xpi
Package: firefox-esr
Status: enabled

Name: Firefox Hello Beta
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/loop at mozilla.org.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: Flash Video Downloader - YouTube HD Download [4K]
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/artur.dubovoy at gmail.com
Status: enabled

Name: Flashblock
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{3d7eb24f-2740-49df-8937-200b1cc08f8a}
Status: enabled

Name: GNU LibreJS
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/jid1-KtlZuoiikVfFew at jetpack.xpi
Status: user-disabled

Name: HTTPS-Everywhere
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/https-everywhere-eff at eff.org
Status: enabled

Name: NoScript
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: Privacy Badger
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/jid1-MnnxcxisBPnSXQ-eff at jetpack.xpi
Status: enabled

Name: Romanian spelling dictionary dictionary
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/ro-RO at www.archeus.ro
Status: enabled

Name: Video DownloadHelper
Location: ${PROFILE_EXTENSIONS}/{b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}.xpi
Status: enabled

-- Plugins information
Name: IcedTea-Web Plugin (using IcedTea-Web 1.6.2 (1.6.2-3))
Location: /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/amd64/IcedTeaPlugin.so
Package: icedtea-8-plugin:amd64
Status: enabled

Name: Shockwave Flash (
Location: /usr/lib/browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash/libfreshwrapper-flashplayer.so
Package: browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash
Status: enabled

-- Addons package information
ii  browser-plugin 0.3.4-3+b1   amd64        PPAPI-host NPAPI-plugin adapter f
ii  firefox-esr    45.0.2esr-1  amd64        Mozilla Firefox web browser
ii  icedtea-8-plug 1.6.2-3      amd64        web browser plugin based on OpenJ

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages firefox-esr depends on:
ii  debianutils               4.7
ii  fontconfig                2.11.0-6.4
ii  libasound2                1.1.0-1
ii  libatk1.0-0               2.20.0-1
ii  libc6                     2.22-7
ii  libcairo2                 1.14.6-1+b1
ii  libdbus-1-3               1.10.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2          0.106-1
ii  libevent-2.0-5            2.0.21-stable-2+b1
ii  libffi6                   3.2.1-4
ii  libfontconfig1            2.11.0-6.4
ii  libfreetype6              2.6.3-3+b1
ii  libgcc1                   1:6.0.1-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0        2.34.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.48.0-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.30-1.1
ii  libhunspell-1.3-0         1.3.4-2
ii  libnspr4                  2:4.12-2
ii  libnss3                   2:3.23-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0            1.40.1-1
ii  libsqlite3-0              3.12.2-1
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.12-4
ii  libstdc++6                6.0.1-2
ii  libvpx3                   1.5.0-2
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.6.3-1
ii  libxcomposite1            1:0.4.4-1
ii  libxdamage1               1:1.1.4-2+b1
ii  libxext6                  2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxfixes3                1:5.0.1-2+b2
ii  libxrender1               1:0.9.9-2
ii  libxt6                    1:1.1.5-1
ii  procps                    2:3.3.11-3
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1

Versions of packages firefox-esr recommends:
ii  gstreamer1.0-libav         1.8.1-1
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-good  1.8.1-1

Versions of packages firefox-esr suggests:
ii  fonts-lmodern          2.004.5-3
pn  fonts-stix | otf-stix  <none>
ii  libcanberra0           0.30-3
ii  libgnomeui-0           2.24.5-3.1
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2       1.13.2+dfsg-5
pn  mozplugger             <none>

-- debconf information:
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
	LANGUAGE = "en_GB",
	LC_ALL = (unset),
	LANG = "en_GB.UTF-8"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

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