"Delete Profile" with delete all files does not delete profile and leaves severaö files behind




4 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: stefan.kanthak, Unassigned)


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4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0
Build ID: 20150806103657

Steps to reproduce:

1. start firefox -no-remote -profilemanager and create new profile "dummy"
2. start firefox with new profile
3. install mailvelope extension
4. close firefox
5. start firefox -no-remote -profilemanager again and delete profile "dummy", select [Delete all files]

Actual results:

Profile "dummy" not completely removed:
- file jid1-AQqSMBYb0a8ADg@jetpack.xpi remains in subdirectory *.dummy\extensions\
- files cert8.db, key3.db, prefs.js, sessionstore.js, sessionCheckpoints.json, xulstore.json, parent.lock, content-prefs.sqlite, cookies.sqlite, formhistory.sqlite, healthreport.sqlite, permissions.sqlite, places.sqlite, webappsstore.sqlite and 
SiteSecurityServiceState.txt remain in directory *.dummy

Expected results:

ALL files and profile directory removed.


4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(thomas)
As it is happening because of the extension, this seems to go to extension compatibility.
QA Whiteboard: [testday-20150821]
Component: Untriaged → Extension Compatibility
I can only imagine this being an add-on issue if the add-on launches an external process that keeps the files open and blocks the Profile Manager from doing its job. I doubt that's the case, though.
If this issue is add-on specific then it could be related to our handling of the unload event.
Currently the procedure is:
- listen for sdk/system/unload
- use "@mozilla.org/embedcomp/prompt-service;1" to ask the user if simple storage should be purged
- if yes, clear simple storage
Flags: needinfo?(thomas)

Comment 4

a year ago
With WebExtensions being the only valid way of doing extensions in Firefox 57, I don't think this bug is still relevant.
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 5

a year ago
If you don't support Firefox ESR 52 any more: DUMP IT, and post this in BIG RED letters everywhere you reference Firefox ESR!
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