#15 Update instructions on Wiki are wrong

closed-fixed
nanotube
None
5
2009-08-24
2009-08-04
Tom
No

If you follow the upgrade instructions on the Wiki (running FireFox via sudo) this leaves files with incorrect permissions in the users profile dir, that cause a nasty red error bar, which links to a scary page about files being locked. It also kills Places (bookmarks, history etc. etc.)

Problem example:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6.6K 2009-08-04 21:03 cookies.sqlite-journal
Fix:
sudo chown -R yourUserNane /home/falken/.mozilla/

Discussion

  • nanotube

    nanotube - 2009-08-04

    Hi

    Indeed, one should not use sudo to run firefox. That is why the update instructions specifically tell you to use "gksudo" instead of "sudo". gksudo is profile-safe.

    I suppose I will add an extra special note to make it perfectly clear that one should not use the plain "sudo", for those who really like 'sudo' :)

     
  • nanotube

    nanotube - 2009-08-04
    • assigned_to: nobody --> nanotube
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
     
  • nanotube

    nanotube - 2009-08-04

    ok, fancy warning box against plain sudo added. let me know what you think :)

     
  • Tom

    Tom - 2009-08-04

    that's cool. I guess I skipped using gksudo because as a KDE user I assumed that was a GNOMEism

     
  • Tom

    Tom - 2009-08-04
    • status: pending-fixed --> open-fixed
     
  • nanotube

    nanotube - 2009-08-04

    Hi,
    Hmm, well, as i recall, kde also has an equivalent thing called "kdesu". But could you check for me whether "gksudo" is even installed on your kde machine by default? If not, maybe i'll have to mention kdesu for kde users...

     
  • Tom

    Tom - 2009-08-04

    kdesu is there, yup. I dunno in gksudo is in the default Kubuntu install or if it's been brought in as a dep. at some point, sorry. Best to mention both, along with the 'don't use sudo' warning ?

     
  • nanotube

    nanotube - 2009-08-05

    ok, updated the instructions to take care of kde users - give it another look :)

    thanks for your feedback!

     
  • nanotube

    nanotube - 2009-08-09
    • status: open-fixed --> pending-fixed
     
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    • status: pending-fixed --> closed-fixed
     

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