Closed Bug 21776 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago

[RFE] Stop forcing me to migrate 4.X profiles

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: Installer, enhancement, P3)

x86
Other
enhancement

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 18118

People

(Reporter: mozilla, Assigned: selmer)

Details

Did it not occur to the developers of the installer that someone may not want to
migrate their 4.x profiles? I don't appreciate having to wait while Mozilla
migrates my 200+MB 4.X profile every time I do a clean install of Mozilla. I
just have to go right in and delete it all everytime. I am shocked that Mozilla
and Netscape would hijack someone's hard drive in this fashion.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Assignee: ssu → selmer
This part of the profile manager initialization code.  Reassigning to Steve
Elmer.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M16
Currently, we're living with a compromise.  After things settle down a little
we're going to revisit the copying aspect of migration.  Ideally, migration can
be done in-place and you will cease to be annoyed by it happening
automatically.  I'll leave this open until the migration decision gets made.
What is "done-in-place"? I will continue to be annoyed if Mozilla does not
relinquish control to me. I do not like software that decides these things for
me.
I completely agree.  I avoid going through migration as much as possible because
I don't want it to copy my mail files.  I have a lot of mail files, and if I
wanted them copied, I'd copy them myself.  In addition, migration doesn't work
for everyone -- it sometimes hangs on NFS file systems, see bug 19163.  What
happens if there isn't enough space on the current hard drive for an extra copy
of a user's entire set of mail folders?

What about the users (I am one) who may want different prefs in mozilla vs.
their 4.5 prefs?  They're not the same program; why would a user's chosen prefs
necessarily be the same?

If the user is going to be forced to migrate, there should at least be a "don't
copy my mail files (except maybe Inbox)" option.  But it would be better to have
a "don't migrate at all" option.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18118 ***
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
checked bug 18118 - it is same bug
Mass removing self from CC list.
Now I feel sumb because I have to add back. Sorry for the spam.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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