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

Russell Senior russell at personaltelco.net
Mon Oct 1 22:14:42 PDT 2018


Did you report the bug?

On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 10:06 PM Keith Lofstrom <keithl at kl-ic.com> wrote:

> 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
>
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