f13: Firefox wont start if the ~/.mozilla/ is a sym link

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Sat Jun 19 21:59:15 UTC 2010

On 06/19/2010 05:03 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:50:26 +0200
> Dario Lesca wrote:
>> It's a bug? 
> They apparently claim it is a feature, not a bug.
> In fact, nothing in the path to ~/.mozilla can be
> a symlink, so something like /home as a symlink
> also doesn't work.
> I switched from a symlink to a "bind" mount to
> solve my problem with /home by putting this
> in my /etc/fstab:
> /zooty/home /home none rw,bind 0 0
> Now I still have /home as a subdir on a separate
> disk, but firefox doesn't get all upset about
> symlinks.

  Odd decision to make as a feature for the moz devs- that said -
perhaps you may want to try google-chrome - it has a sync feature as
well which may be of interest ...

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