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SeaMonkey 2 installer should migrate plugins

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
12 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: schapel, Unassigned)

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Trunk
x86
Windows XP

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Description

12 years ago
I just tried installing SeaMonkey 2 for the first time and had it import settings from a SeaMonkey 1.5 trunk build. I found that most of my settings were migrated, but my plugins were not, and I had to copy them to the new directory manually. Perhaps the plugins should be migrated, rather than having users re-install all plugins, or manually copy them over.

Comment 1

11 years ago
It would be sufficient, I think, if the installation instructions said to backup and restore the plugins directory.  Backup should use the tar command *without* the -h switch.  That will maintain which entries are files and which are symlinks.

Updated

11 years ago
Component: Installer → Profile: Manager
QA Contact: general → profile-manager
Is this a valid report or is it WONTFIX?
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME INVA/WONT?]

Comment 3

8 years ago
I don't think the SeaMonkey team will invest energy in that.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME INVA/WONT?]

Comment 4

8 years ago
Besides in 2.1 plugins are either delivered as XPIs installed in the profile or via third party installers and installed in system global locations. Confirmed =>WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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