Firefox configuration problem

Mike Hauber m.hauber at
Fri Feb 18 23:01:39 GMT 2005

On Friday 18 February 2005 04:42 pm, Bob Hall wrote:
> uname -a
> FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE
> #0: Mon Sep 13 00:17:04 EDT 2004
> root at  i386
> Port:   firefox-1.0_7,1
> Firefox can't write to its configuration files when I make
> changes. I can manually edit them. The bookmark and prefs.js
> files are both owned by the same user that runs Firefox.
> I had no problems with previous versions of Firefox. Version 1
> works fine on Windows.
> I've googled and searched the mail archives but I can't find
> anything on this.

Have you tried rm'ing ~/.mozilla/firefox?  I seem to remember 
running into that after an upgrade a while back, but I don't 
remember what I did to solve it (I do remember deleting the 
directory and letting firefox recreate it, though).

As a side note, don't forget to backup/export your bookmarks.  
That's something I _didn't_ do.  :)



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