after each package upgrade, user settings are lost

Bug #10196 reported by Jamie Wilkinson on 2004-11-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Thom May

Bug Description

Most noticeably, the middle-mouse-paste-url feature keeps disappearing after
each upgrade. I have to keep going into about:config and fixing it.

The rule of least surprise doesn't apply in ubuntu?

Thom May (thombot) wrote :

Blocker seems excessive dude, but fully agreed it's very irritating. Problem is
that firefox doesn't have any profile migration code that works, so the only way
has been to blow away customisations on every upgrade (otherwise you're in
random segfaults, gecko/xul not rendering properly etc territory).
This should not now be necessary assuming they keep something approaching
compatability now they're stable.

Thom May (thombot) wrote :

 mozilla-firefox (1.0+dfsg.1-2ubuntu4) hoary; urgency=low
   * Fix alternatives priority to 85 (Ubuntu #4801)
   * Use startup notification (Ubuntu: #4984)
   * Don't set LD_ASSUME_KERNEL for old java VMs, they won't run on Ubuntu
     anyway (Ubuntu: #5636)
   * Don't blow away users profile every run (Ubuntu: #3615)
   * Download to Desktop (Ubuntu: #1358)
   * Enable gnomestripe theme

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