[PC-BSD Testing] FF 3.5 Problem -- FF3.5 Works with a New User

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Jul 8 05:32:56 PDT 2009

> Ian Robinson wrote:
>       Re:  FF3 problem
>       Brody Dover said:
>       Hello Ian,
>       can you make another account on the Acer to see if it is profile in the
>       user's home directory causing the issue?
>       Regards,
>       Brodey
>       ======================
>       Brody - You nailed that one.  I took your suggestion and set up another user account.  FF 3.5 started without problems.  I'm
>       using it to send this message now.
>       Before that, I had tried downloading and reinstalling the FF 3.5 PBI but that offered no relief and produced the error message
>       about which I had written earlier.
>       Therefore, Brody's assessment that the user's profile may be the source of the problem appears to be right on.   What a puzzle
>       too, since this is an install without any adjustments or tweaks whatsoever.
>       Since this was a fresh install, and I have nothing set up, I might just try a fresh install again.
>       Ian Robinson
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> Good to hear!
> There is certainly an issue when upgrading PC-BSD (KDE?) with .XXX files in the user's home dir not syncing up with the new version. Maybe
> killing .Mozilla and/or .firefox in you home dir for the old account and reinstalling the FF PBI will help in this case. Here's to hoping
> good things ;).
> Brodey

Yes, if you remove .mozilla from your old user homedir, and re-run ff3, it should fix the issue.

However for updates, I try to not touch files in /home/ as much as possible, since the whole point of doing an 
upgrade is to preserve data, and messing with home data is bound to step on a few toes :P

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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