Closed Bug 262458 Opened 15 years ago Closed 15 years ago
"sudo firefox" causes my bookmarks to fry!
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10 I wanted to install updates to Firefox so I did sudo firefox - I believe that's where the problem happened (i also logged in as root and ran firefox but i doubt that's the problem). After closing down my sudo-ne firefox, I started firefox as my normal user (hoborock) and my bookmarks were GONE! All that's left is the Bookmarks Toolbar Folder and that's empty...And now /home/hoborock/.mozilla/ lists the following: hoborock@BigRig .mozilla $ ls -lah total 22K drwxr-xr-x 5 hoborock users 216 Sep 12 15:34 . drwx------ 106 hoborock users 6.2K Oct 1 10:57 .. drwx------ 3 root root 80 Aug 18 23:36 Default User -rw-r--r-- 1 hoborock users 1.6K Sep 17 10:05 appreg drwxr-xr-x 3 hoborock users 80 Jan 31 2004 default drwxr-xr-x 3 hoborock users 144 Sep 20 08:01 firefox -rw-r--r-- 1 hoborock users 5.1K Oct 1 10:52 mozver.dat -rw------- 1 hoborock users 2.4K Sep 16 00:25 pluginreg.dat Where the heck did Default User come from?! (Luckily I just found an old backup of my bookmarks...) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. "sudo firefox" (enter password if necessary) 2. In this step, I updated Talkback and some other utilities. 3. Now start firefox as a normal user. Actual Results: Lost my bookmarks... Expected Results: Done nothing of the sort! All of the files have the date August 18, around 23:36 (definitely not when I did this, nor when I installed firefox, nor any sort of important milestone)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 236593 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → bookmarks
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