Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140643
Firefox: "Import wizard" hangs.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Description of problem:
When I click the "Import... " option on the File menu, the import
wizard starts up and displays the "Import data and settings from"
screen. This screen contains the text "Import Preferences, Bookmarks,
History, Passwords and other data from:" and 3 buttons, Back (which
can't be clicked), Next and Cancel. When I click next nothing happens.
The only other functional element on the screen is the cancel button
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox
2. Click the file menu.
3. Choose "Import..."
4. When the import wizard screen comes up, click next.
Actual Results: Nothing happens
Expected Results: I should be taken to the next screen where I can
choose from where to import data.
I'm having the same problem. Makes it a real pain to upgrade, since I
don't know any other way to import my saved passwords from Mozilla :(
I've checked this again several months on, and the bug is still here. I'm
guessing that this bug *should* be easy to fix (for someone who knows what
they're doing). I know it may seem trivial, but this bug can cause people a lot
of unnecessary hassle when upgrading their boxes.
I've checked this bug again with the latest errata release
(firefox-1.0.2-1.3.1), its still here, and still reproduceable in the same way.
Bug still present in latest release, firefox-1.0.4-1.3.1
In FC4, firefox-1.0.4-4 acted the same way for me (presented nothing to import,
and the Next button did nothing), _until_ I copied my former ~/.mozilla
directory to my new $HOME. Then a 1-choice "Netscape 6,7 or Mozilla 1.x" entry
appeared, with the choice pre-selected, and clicking Next proceeded correctly.
I chose to import everything (cookies, passwords, bookmarks), and so far cookies
and bookmarks work correctly; I haven't checked passwords yet. (Imported
bookmarks have a new top-level ancestor "From Netscape 6/7/Mozilla".)
So, perhaps Firefox imports only from "known correct" former locations, which in
the case of mozilla is $HOME/.mozilla.
Bug still present in FC5 Test 3, adjusting version field to reflect this.
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are, as we're sure you've noticed, no longer
test releases. We're cleaning up the bug database and making sure important bug
reports filed against these test releases don't get lost. It would be helpful if
you could test this issue with a released version of Fedora or with the latest
development / test release. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
[This is a bulk message for all open FC5/FC6 test release bugs. I'm adding
myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this
and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]