Lost Search engines on upgrade

Bug #858683 reported by Micah Gersten on 2011-09-25
This bug affects 37 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Mozilla PPA Bugs
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

WORKAROUND (if you have 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu3):
1. sudo apt-get remove firefox
2. sudo apt-get install firefox

I lost my search engines on the latest upgrade to 9.0 20110924r77404
Actually, not lost entirely, just have only ask.com and Mozilla's Bugzilla.

Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2011-09-25
description: updated
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This is in oneiric as well now

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu Oneiric):
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Triaged
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package firefox - 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu2

firefox (7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu2) oneiric; urgency=low

  * Fix LP: #858683 - All search engines disappear. Revert the change to move
    distribution.ini, it seems to need some extra postinst magic to make it
    upgrade correctly and not break everything. Not for a Sunday morning though
    - update debian/rules
 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 08:21:19 +0100

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Glauco (glauco-hass) wrote :

Seems like the bug is back in 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu3.

Scott Abbey (malakhi) wrote :

Yep. 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu3 reintroduces the bug.

Ricardo Hernández (richerve) wrote :

Confirmed is reintroduced in 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu3 oneiric amd64 up-to-date

Nate Wiebe (natew) wrote :

Needs to be reopened, since the bug is present again.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

So, this won't affect people upgrade from 7.0 beta 6, but anyone who upgraded to the 7.0 final release before the ubuntu3 revision is affected.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

After further investigation, this only affects users who upgraded to 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu2 previously.

Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2011-09-26
description: updated
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

The postinst should just clean up everyone upgrading from everything up to the ubuntu3 revision. I'll upload a fix in a couple hours.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Micah Gersten (micahg)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package firefox - 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu4

firefox (7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu4) oneiric; urgency=low

  * Really fix LP: #858683 - Clean up the symlinks for users who upgraded to
    7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu2; This means checking for everything before the
    -0ubuntu3 revision since the -0ubuntu2 users already upgraded
    - update debian/firefox.postinst.in
 -- Micah Gersten <email address hidden> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 01:30:33 -0500

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: Micah Gersten (micahg) → javiertorrealba (javier-torrealba)
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Fixed in the PPAs as well now.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: javiertorrealba (javier-torrealba) → Micah Gersten (micahg)
assignee: Micah Gersten (micahg) → nobody
Changed in ubuntu-mozilla-ppa-bugs:
status: New → Fix Released
Stefano Mtangoo (mtangoo) wrote :

While waiting for a fix to be released you can restore it using this page. I have tested it and it works
or directly adding google.com as search engine

Paul Gevers (paul-climbing) wrote :

I upgraded yesterday from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 and now have firefox 7.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu1. I have the same experience as described in this bug, so I think it should be reopened?

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

The natty -> oneiric upgrade issue is being tracked in bug 869311.

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