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Re: Since I've installed Firefox in ~, every update results in a reset

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 13:22, Merciadri Luca
<Luca.Merciadri@student.ulg.ac.be> wrote:
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> Hi,
> Quite everything is in the title. I'm running Debian Lenny (yes, I
> know, time to switch..., but haven't had time yet), and I precedently
> installed Firefox in ~/ for various reasons.

Better to drop it in /usr/local/

> The problem is not here. The problem is that every time an update is
> done, or even quite often (I don't know if each time this happens this
> is an update as it would mean updates are very frequent!) the Firefox
> starts as if it was installed for the first time (e.g. no history, no
> bookmarks, etc.), except that
> 1) my plugins/add-ons are still recognized and used,
> 2) my default webpage (start page) is still OK.
> What could explain this problem? Thanks.

Watch the places file (~/.mozilla/firefox/$PROFILE.default/places.sqlite)
and see what happens to it on exit. (Places stores bookmarks and history)

Kelly Clowers

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