Bug 1661696 - Newly created firefox profiles, no longer copy files from /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/profile.
Summary: Newly created firefox profiles, no longer copy files from /usr/lib64/firefox/...
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox
Version: 7.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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medium
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Desktop QE
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-12-22 08:49 UTC by Vishal Pakolu
Modified: 2019-01-04 13:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-01-04 13:44:14 UTC
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Description Vishal Pakolu 2018-12-22 08:49:50 UTC
Description of problem:

Newly created firefox profiles, no longer copy files from /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/profile.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

working with firefox-45.7.0-2.el7_3 but fails with firefox-52.1.0-2.el7_3 and above.

Steps to Reproduce:

1) As user a 'usera' create a blank firefox profile by wiping out the .mozilla directory.

2) As user a 'usera' start firefox

3) Created some bookmarks
=> this should create an places.sqlite file under the newly created .mozilla directory.

4) As root copy this file to /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/profile

5) As root under /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/profile/ directory create a file with name xulstore.json with following contents

{"chrome://browser/content/browser.xul":{"navigator-toolbox":{"iconsize":"small"},"PersonalToolbar":{"collapsed":"false"}}}

6) As userb create a blank firefox profile by wiping out the .mozilla directory

7) As userb start firefox.

=> Userb should now have the same bookmarks as those created under usera.  The bookmarks should also be visible.



Actual results:

userb is not getting same bookmarks. 


Expected results:

Userb should now have the same bookmarks as those created under usera.  The bookmarks should also be visible.

Additional info:

Similar to issue in -> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1269706

Comment 3 Martin Stransky 2019-01-04 13:42:06 UTC
Sorry, this mechanism has been deprecated long ago in Firefox 46 and can't be used any more. You need to copy the requested data to user profile by hand or by some script.

Also there's a fleetcomander project which aims to configure Firefox profile for large deployment - but I don't know how far is this project now.

Comment 4 Martin Stransky 2019-01-04 13:44:14 UTC
There's nothing we can do on the Firefox side.


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