Firefox and profile locking: Chapter 2

Randy McMurchy randy at
Wed Aug 24 13:47:44 PDT 2005

Dan Nicholson wrote these words on 08/24/05 15:30 CST:

> The issue of profile locking when trying to open a URL in an already
> running Firefox received some attention on blfs-support.  Kevin
> Somervill went through the script and found there was
> an error where a variable didn't get set for the remote condition. 
> You can see his post here:

I now remember reading this message, but completely overlooked its
importance. I will attempt this right now. Building and installing
using the current books's method, and then modify the
script. If this works (I'm sure it will, but I must test it), then
we'll keep our existing installation as 'make install' is a helluva
lot easier than a bunch of manual copying.

The whole point in trying to improve the installation of Firefox
right now is to fix the profile-locking thing. I'll use whatever
method is easiest which fixes the issue.

> One last thing, what is the danger of using
> --prefix=/opt/firefox-$VERSION instead of using the installer method?

I'm not sure I understand the question. The installer method does
use --prefix=/whatever on the configure line.


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