Saturday, May 17, 2008

Firefox 3 RC1 installation tips for linux: just plain dumb.

This is what the folks at mozilla came up to help you install firefox on your machine:

"Please note that installing Firefox 3 will overwrite your
existing installation of Firefox on Mac OS X and Linux. On Windows,
Firefox 3 installs in a new folder. For all systems, you won't lose
any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might
not work until updates for them are made available."

Well, thanks for not helping at all. I tried doing it myself and I ended up with a crippled FF3 b5. The "awesome bar" stopped working and every page keeps the spinning/loading animation forever even when it's done loading.

UPDATE: Delete ~/.mozilla/firefox and it will uncripple. You will have to install all your add-ons again, but that's the price to pay.

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