upgrade from Firefox 3.0 to Firefox 3.5

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Sat Jul 18 00:14:16 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 01:43:47AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:48:37 -0600, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> > So . . . how do I upgrade Firefox from 3.0 to 3.5 without running the
> > risk of losing everything (bookmarks, a 100-tab session, et cetera)? 
> Well, I don't think those settings get altered in any way - they do not
> reside in the port's directories (where it will be installed into).
> To be sure, make a backup copy of your ~/.mozilla/ directory before.

Does that cover both bookmarks *and* my tab session?

> > For
> > some reason, it seems that the upgrade has to be made by deleting 3.0 and
> > installing 3.5 afterward.  What's up with that?
> No idea. Anyway, user's files won't be touched.

Do you know this from personal experience, or are you just assuming that
I won't pull out all my hair five seconds after I discover it deleted a
bunch of shit I wanted to keep?

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
Quoth Naguib Mahfouz: "You can tell whether a man is clever by his
answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."
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