Open Bug 1730530 Opened 1 month ago Updated 1 month ago

Migrate from an existing profile when running as a snap for the first time

Categories

(Toolkit :: Startup and Profile System, enhancement)

Firefox 92
enhancement

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People

(Reporter: olivier, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:92.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/92.0

Steps to reproduce:

This is similar to bug 1709969, but for snap packages instead of Windows app packages.

I am currently working on a launcher script for the snap package¹ that imports existing dedicated profiles (found in $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini) for use by the snap (which uses the legacy code path for profile management, thus requiring some tinkering with the imported profiles.ini).

¹ https://code.launchpad.net/~mozilla-snaps/+git/firefox-snap/+ref/profile-import

Actual results:

The launcher script in the snap works as a short term solution, but we should aim at replicating what was done for Windows app packages, where the import logic lives in the firefox code base.

Blocks: snap

I opened bug 1730521 for the more general case, but agree we should have this to specifically look at Snap.

Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Startup and Profile System
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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