Subject: Re: firefox 1.0.1 behaviour changed badly on current/i386
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang+gnus20050312T205733@dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com>
Date: 03/12/2005 21:09:42
firstname.lastname@example.org (Frederick Bruckman) writes:
> In article <email@example.com>,
> "Wolfgang S. Rupprecht" <wolfgang+gnus20050311T115429@dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com> writes:
>> It seems that 1) firefox has some machine or os dependent crap in the
>> config directory and 2) it also appears to ether have some
>> version-specific crap in there, (or perhaps it just retains bad state
>> from some previous crash.) In any case periodic deletions of the
>> config directory might be in order.
> "Version-specific crap", yes. The package build ends with a stern warning
> to delete "compreg.dat" from your profile directory..., which could be
> easily overlooked, and which you might not see at all if you're not the
> administrator who installed it. The firefox folks really should fix that.
Thanks. I rebuild the world periodically but the log file is always
several 10's of megs. Often I can't even view the file in emacs due
to emacs's vm issues. I doubt very much I'd ever see a note buried 10
megs into a 20 meg file. Spot checking the file is usually done by
grep-ing for the string "stopped in".
How do other folks deal with such issues?