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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Icecat - how to move passwords from Firefox

From: Bjoern Nyjorden
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Icecat - how to move passwords from Firefox
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2016 11:06:04 +0800
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/38.4.0

This should not be happening.

If you can install the Firefox pre-built binary on to your Fedora systems; either in /usr/local/lib/, or /opt/, or /home/$USER/ and run it successfully - which it should, then you would expect that you should be able to do the same with Icecat.

It seems to me too that something has gone awry during the Icecat source compile?

Kindest regards to you all,
Bjoern Nyjorden

On 02/01/16 23:59, Stuart T Rogers wrote:
I think I have discovered why I am having so much trouble with Icecat on
Fedora. I had installed Icecat from the website and NOT from the Fedora
repositories. If I do this then the browser does not work correctly.
However if on Fedora 21 I use the available package then it works OK and
I am able to copy my FF profile across including passwords etc and all
is fine. The same applies to Fedora 23, the official repositories
versions of Icecat work but the downloadable ones do not.

I guess this means for Fedora at least Icecat must be compiled from
source specifically for Fedora. It also means that I am unable to run
the latest version until such time as the repositories are updated
(which for Fedora 21 will not now happen).

It is a shame that the downloadable versions of Icecat are not fully
stand-alone and that there does not seem to be a portable version which
can be run from a usb stick (at least not one I have found).

So for now I have v38.3 on Fedora 21 and 38.5.0 on Fedora 23.

If anyone can point me to the correct instructions for compiling from
source I would very much appreciate it.


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