Infinitely repeating conflicts, if other files missing



15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: BenB, Assigned: BenB)


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15 years ago
1. New profile, roaming bookmarks (exists) and address book (doesn't exist)
2. Roam against server with a different version of bookmarks and no abook either
3. Start browser
4. Conflict dialog comes up, asking you to select which version of bookmarks
   to use, abook doesn't appear. That's correct. Select server version.
5. Close browser (select server version, of conflict comes up)
6. Start browser (select server version, of conflict comes up)
7. Repeat 5.-7.

Assuming no other browser runs in parallel against the same server profile.

Actual result:
In step 5 and 6, the conflict dialog comes up just like in step 4.

Expected result:
The user already chose the server version in step 4, don't ask again. In step 5,
just upload the local version (which has the server version plus recent
modifications). In step 6, we have the same most recent version locally and on
the server, no need to ask.

This is a logic error. I shortcut the logic, if *all* files match. However,
non-existant files never match. Need to figure out a solution.


15 years ago
Assignee: nobody → ben.bucksch
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.8alpha2

Comment 1

15 years ago
yay, I have this fixed. The problem was that I (intentionally, for other
reasons) didn't make 2 empty files (on both server and locally) return as
matching. To make sure I don't break these "other reasons", I carefully checked
the logic for these cases, and while doing so made a number of changes to the
logic. I think they substantially improve the logic, but some bugs may have
slipped in by that, and I didn't have time to test carefully (yet?). There are
now less conflicts (IIRC), if some files don't exist yet, and a few needless
transfers may be avoided.

There's a problem remaining (existed before and still exists): A (spurious)
conflict is shown again during download, if there was a conflict during upload
and the user chose the server version. We should detect / remember that somehow
and just download silently.
Target Milestone: mozilla1.8alpha2 → ---

Comment 2

15 years ago
Fix will be included in patches in bug 246710.
Depends on: 246710


15 years ago
Priority: P2 → --

Comment 3

15 years ago
Fix checked in.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


15 years ago
Component: Profile: BackEnd → Profile: Roaming
QA Contact: core.profile-manager-backend → core.profile-roaming

Comment 4

15 years ago
please verify


15 years ago
Summary: [Roaming] Infinitely repeating conflicts, if other files missing → Infinitely repeating conflicts, if other files missing


14 years ago
No longer blocks: 228629
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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