Firefox update in Cooker reset profile - bookmarks/add-ons gone

Firefox in Cooker just updated to 104.0.1 and it appears to have reset all of the previously saved profiles. The ~/.mozilla/firefox directory has three profiles, various ID numbers with .default, .default-release and now .default-release-1 on the end. All of them (including the oldest, dated August 11) launch Firefox anew, previously saved Bookmarks, Add-Ons, gone.

about:profiles will allow Firefox to be relaunched by making one of the profiles as the new default, all of them now start Firefox anew.

Edit: Changed post because I misread @epp post.

I just update one Cooker system to firefox-104.0.1-3.x86_64 and my old profile was still intact.

It is not unusual that the developer has to rebuild FF 2 or 3 times for each new version before everything is OK. This takes place in Cooker so ROME and Rock users don’t see this. (Normally.)

Edit-again: Obviously FF does not want people to keep reuing the same profile. I do not much like this. So whenever I see a FF upgrade I always open it from terminal with firefox -p and use the old profile. This probably won’t help you now but may in the future.

In any event, I filed a bug report: Firefox 104.0.1 update reset profiles · Issue #2838 · OpenMandrivaAssociation/distribution · GitHub

I’m posting this from my Plasma VBox with 103.0-3, which is working fine. I will check the 104 package version again.

It should not be creating new profiles on a version change.

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I can only report what I see. Here it does create a new profile every time it is upgraded but the old profile is always intact. This has been the case for a very long time.

What ever you lost is might still be somewhere in your ~/.mozilla folder.


Workaround: Whenever FF is upgraded I try to be sure to open the new version from terminal with firefox -p and in that case it usually opens to the old profile and no new profile is created. I do not know why it works this way but it does here.

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Thanks for the workaround info.

I was able to restore the Firefox bookmarks from a previous backup.