[PLUG] Firefox Quantum 60.2.1.esr lost saved passwords - downgrade

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Mon Oct 1 22:04:27 PDT 2018

On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 06:53:06PM -0700, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> Sometime in the last two days, automatic updates on my
> older 32 bit laptops "upgraded" to Firefox Quantum
> 60.2.1.esr, and my saved logins stopped working.  I have
> backups, and I can restore a previous version of Firefox
> and my old .mozilla configuration files, then turn off
> updates, but perhaps there is a way to make this
> "upgrade" work.  

I'm running an old 32 bit distro on the laptops, which
will get upgraded to a recent 64 bit distro Real Soon Now.
Then I will upgrade myself to Chromium as John suggested.

Meanwhile, I restored 60.2.0.esr firefox from a September
25 backup to a test laptop, and the .mozilla user files. 
It's a bit annoying that I must do both.  DELETING user
files with an update?  That's barbaric.  Nyet Kulturni.

I added "firefox" to the /etc/sysconfig/yum-autoupdate
exclusions list.  We'll see how that goes.

I would be hosed without backups.  I thought I needed 
backups for security and for my bonehead mistakes, not for
protection from mozilla bonehead programmer mistakes.

Ah well.  Linus Torvalds recently promised to be nicer to
Linux developers in the future.  If that works out, I'll
try to be nicer as well.  If not, I still have backups.
Sit here, behind this rear tire ...


Keith Lofstrom          keithl at keithl.com

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