firefox conversion of old resources

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Mon Jun 21 11:30:25 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-06-21 at 02:11, Sean McNeil wrote:
> I've been getting a core dump when I type in things to a form.  Turns
> out there must be some incompatable or improper conversion going on and
> I haven't got a clue where in the world it is getting the info to
> convert.
> I've completely removed ~/.mozilla.  Then when I start firefox it gives
> me a dialog about importing stuff from firefox 0.8, Firebird, or
> Phoenix.  I select that.  It says they were successfully imported. 
> firebird is locked up.  Can't type in anything.
> So I kill it and start it again.  All my old history is there!  Where
> did it come from?
> Now, if I go to a site that has a form and try to type something in, it
> core dumps. but if I delete the formhistory.dat that the import made,
> I'm OK and it seems to remember new stuff just fine.
> By the way, this is with an amd64 machine, so there might be issues with
> the import and 64 bit machines.  In either case, I hope it gets fixed. 
> Do you think this is sufficiently generic a problem to file some sort of
> bug report on firefox?

Maybe.  I know for a fact that my 0.8->0.9 import worked, and that I can
type just fine into forms in 0.9.


> Cheers,
> Sean
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