XPInstallation Return Codes

MultiZilla's installation process these days work pretty flawlessly, but it failed in specific cases back in 2002 and that is why we've introduced this helper page back then. The error code that was triggered by the installation process will be highlighted in red on this page, to trigger your attention.

Most of the return codes are plain simple failures, but some really require your attention. An example of such is error: -202. This simply means that you tried to install MultiZilla without having the appropriate security rights. To remedy this problem you have to re-login as root, or as any user with sufficient admin rights, and re-install MultiZilla.


An Ancient Installation Method:

  • “One day this page will be part of the legacy of an ancient installation method of the Mozilla platform. And as such go away without most people knowing what it took to reduce your installation troubles. What a pain it was at times when the Mozilla code was rapidly and constantly changing. Breaking MultiZilla, my work for you without any consent by the day. Yeah, people tend to forget these kind of 'little things' so easily. LOL Probably because it wasn't their time nor their money going up in smoke.”

Unknown Code?

All return codes are listed on this page, as far as we know, so get in touch with us on either the newsgroup or the mailing list in case this page didn't help.

Name Code Explanation
SUCCESS 0 Success.
REBOOT_NEEDED 999 The files were installed, but one or more components were in use. Restart the computer and Communicator to complete the installation process. On Windows NT, you may only need to restart Communicator as long as you did not replace operating system files.
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION DISABLED -100 The Software Installation setting in your browser is disabled. You need to (re)enable this setting on the Permission Manager's XPInstall preference panel before you can install software packages.
UNSUPPORTED BROWSER -101 Your browser cannot be used to install MultiZilla.
Solution: install SeaMonkey and restart the installation process from the installation page.
JAVASCRIPT DISABLED -102 JavaScript is currently disabled in your browser.
Solution: Enable JavaScript and reload the installation page.
FILE NOT FOUND -103 The script download.php was unable to open the requested file.
Note: Please contact us when this error occurs (so that we can fix it for you).
BAD_PACKAGE_NAME -200 A problem occurred with the package name supplied to initInstall
UNEXPECTED_ERROR -201 An unrecognized error occurred.
ACCESS_DENIED -202 The user did not grant the required security privilege.
Solution: login as root and restart the installation process.
TOO_MANY_CERTIFICATES -203 Installation script was signed by more than one certificate
NO_INSTALL_SCRIPT -204 Installation script was not signed
NO_CERTIFICATE -205 Extracted file is not signed or the file (and, therefore, its certificate) could not be found.
NO_MATCHING_CERTIFICATE -206 Extracted file was not signed by the certificate used to sign the installation script
CANT_READ_ARCHIVE -207 XPI package cannot be read
INVALID_ARGUMENTS -208 Bad parameters to a function
ILLEGAL_RELATIVE_PATH -209 Illegal relative path
USER_CANCELLED -210 User clicked Cancel on Install dialog
INSTALL_NOT_STARTED -211 A problem occurred with the parameters to initInstall, or initInstall was not called first
SILENT_MODE_DENIED -212 The silent installation privilege has not been granted.
NO_SUCH_COMPONENT -213 The specified component is not present in the Client Version Registry.
DOES_NOT_EXIST -214 The specified file cannot be deleted because it does not exist.
READ_ONLY -215 The specified file cannot be deleted because its permissions are set to read only.
IS_DIRECTORY -216 The specified file cannot be deleted because it is a directory.
NETWORK_FILE_IS_IN_USE -217 The specified file cannot be deleted because it is in use.
APPLE_SINGLE_ERR -218 An error occurred when unpacking a file in AppleSingle format.
INVALID_PATH_ERR -219 The path provided to getFolder was invalid.
PATCH_BAD_DIFF -220 An error occurred in GDIFF.
PATCH_BAD_CHECKSUM_TARGET -221 The checksum generated for the source file does not match the checksum in the XPI file.
PATCH_BAD_CHECKSUM_RESULT -222 The checksum of the patched file failed.
UNINSTALL_FAILED -223 An error occurred while uninstalling a package.
PACKAGE_FOLDER_NOT_SET -224 Install folder not set in installation script
EXTRACTION_FAILED -225 Extraction of XPI file failed.
FILENAME_ALREADY_USED -226 Same filename being used in install
INSTALL_CANCELLED -227 Raised when installation is cancelled in medias res.
DOWNLOAD_ERROR -228 Problem with download
SCRIPT_ERROR -229 Error in the script
ALREADY_EXISTS -230 File already exists locally
IS_FILE -231 Expected targer directoy and got file
SOURCE_DOES_NOT_EXIST -232 Source file/dir not found
SOURCE_IS_DIRECTORY -233 Expected file and got directory
SOURCE_IS_FILE -234 Expected directory and got file
INSUFFICIENT_DISK_SPACE -235 Not enough disk space for install
FILENAME_TOO_LONG -236
UNABLE_TO_LOCATE_LIB_FUNCTION -237
UNABLE_TO_LOAD_LIBRARY -238
CHROME_REGISTRY_ERROR -239
MALFORMED_INSTALL -240
OUT_OF_MEMORY -299 Insufficient memory for operation
GESTALT_UNKNOWN_ERROR -5550
GESTALT_INVALID_ARGUMENT -5551
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