Steps to reproduce: 1) Start with RedHat 7.2 and a bunch of old versions of Mozilla 0.9.x and .mozilla folders 2) remove everything in /usr with the word mozilla in the name 3) rename /root/.mozilla to /root/.mozilla.orig 4) install mozilla 1.0 from mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.0-sea.tar.gz Mozilla starts up with dialogs about profiles. proceed through all that. 5) run /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla Expected Result A second instance of mozilla starts Actual Result 1) The Select User Profile dialog pops up. "Default" is selected, so hit Start Mozilla 2) An error message appears: Mozilla cannot use the profile "default" because it is in use. Please choose another profile or create a new one. This did not occur in mozilla 0.9.x.
This means that you can't run mail and the browser at the same time in separate sessions. Running them as one session creates other problems
This means that you can't run mail and the browser at the same time in separate sessions. Running them as one session creates other problems. This began for me in Lycoris build 44 (amethyst) with the release of 1.0 RC3, and continues with 1.0 . The problem does not recur if I re-install versions earlier than RC3. I suspect this is a side-effect of another bug "fix" that tries to keep multiple sessions from updating the same profile.
That's exactly what it's a side effect of -- a fix that locks the profile just like NS4 does so that you do not get profile corruption when both sessions try to write to it at once. Are you saying you'd rather have your profile get completely messed up every so often? To profile manager, and this is a duplicate...
Assignee: Matti → ccarlen
Component: Browser-General → Profile Manager BackEnd
QA Contact: imajes-qa → ktrina
marking dupe *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 148839 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
running 2 session with the same profile is invalid. It's a dupe if you want only a second window. v
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
> Running them as one session creates other problems What sort of problems? Running them as one session is certainly what mozilla was designed to do and how nearly everybody uses it. It sounds like you were encountering other problems and using 2 instances sharing a profile as a workaround. This is an unusual work pattern and not one that was considered when coming up with the locking approach.
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