Closed Bug 35132 Opened 24 years ago Closed 24 years ago
mozilla doesn't migrate 4
.x profile completely
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; m14) BuildID: 2000040708 I installed builds from the past two days (April 6-7), and I found that for some reason the 4.x profile didn't get properly migrated to mozilla. When mozilla asked to convert the profile, normally it takes a few seconds to do its job, but I've seen it take like 1 second to "migrate" and then it's done. It copied my name okay but not the bookmarks. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install mozilla and convert a 4.x profile 2. 3. Actual Results: mozilla "converts" the profile too quickly (about 1 second) Expected Results: mozilla should take about 3-4 seconds to convert (at least on my P133 it has with previous builds of mozilla). I marked this as "sometimes reproducible" because when I installed mozilla those couple of times when it was too quick a profile conversion, I had been running and closing apps all day (e.g. Netscape 4.72, mIRC, GetRight, etc.). When I installed mozilla from a fresh reboot of the computer, the profile conversion worked fine.
reassigning to selmer
Assignee: ssu → selmer
dwlee2, I notice one of the apps you were running all day was Nav 4.72. Did you verify that your bookmarks were correct in the profile *before* you migrated it. Were you migrating a just-created profile or one that'd been around in 4.72 for a while? I need more information to help narrow down the possibilities.
Assignee: selmer → racham
Nope, the older 4.x profile wasn't just created. It was around when Netscape was at 4.6 and it's the same one that I'm using now, in 4.72. The bookmarks were verified in 4.72 but they never showed up after the migration-conversion to mozilla. All I can say is that the migration-conversion was too quick when I immediately ran the mozilla installer after my computer's been doing other things, but it worked okay after I did a fresh reboot of the computer.
UPDATE: I found I can reproduce this bug on demand, but the previously mentioned circumstances are different. It's not about a fresh reboot, etc. It's about what is installed when running the mozilla-win32-installer.exe program. In the times that the profile didn't get migrated properly, I had chosen a Custom setup, and not to install Mail and News. That's when the profile was converted very quickly (and without the bookmarks). When I installed it completely (mozilla + Mail and News), the conversion process took the original length of time, and the bookmarks were migrated properly.
Looks like migration has some dependencies on mail or some code segment is being skipped if the mail is not installed. Reassigning to Don Bragg. Adding Seth to cc list.
Assignee: racham → dbragg
Component: Installer → Profile Migration
this sounds like bug #14645. I'll read carefully, and mark duplicate if it is.
yeah, this is a dup. but this is an excellent bug report, with plenty of details to help me track down and squash this bug. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 14645 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 24 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Anyway, I think this may be somewhat related, but I opened a separate bug report on it. The addressbook doesn't get carried over in the profile migration, even if the profile was properly migrated. I wrote up bug 35242 about the addressbook (but I think that someone's already beaten me to the punch on this one, even though I looked through bugzilla and didn't find any bug reports on the addressbook failing to migrate).
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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