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Old 01-07-2010, 11:56 AM
Hendrik Boom
 
Default SOLVED by itself! Bookmarks gone, can't make new ones in iceweasel

On Tue, 05 Jan 2010 15:43:45 -0200, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:

> On Ter, 05 Jan 2010, Hendrik Boom wrote:
>> I just did a general update ( u U g g in aptitude) on my Debian lenny
>> system, and now iceweasel (3.0.6) doesn't recognize my bookmarks. The
>> bookmarks.html file is still there. I copied it just in case sonething
>> would happen to it; I have no problem browsing that file and seeing
>> that my bookmarks are all there, but it's hard to use as a web page
>> (being ergonomic only as a menu tree), and the bookmarks menu
>> definitely shows no bookmarks.
>
> That file is not used anymore. Bookmarks and browsing history are stored
> in places.sqlite in your profile directory.
>
>> Also, I can't make any new bookmarks. When I try, noting happens,
>> except for some messages on the error console:
>>
>> Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure
>> code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)
>> [nsINavHistoryService.executeQueries]" nsresult: "0x80004005
>> (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://browser/content/
>> places/menu.xml :: set_place :: line 805" data: no]
>>
>> Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure
>> code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)
>> [nsINavBookmarksService.getBookmarkIdsForURI]" nsresult: "0x80004005
>> (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: file:///usr/lib/iceweasel/
>> xulrunner/modules/utils.js :: PU_getMostRecentBookmarkForURI :: line
>> 884" data: no]
>>
>> So something has gone wrong. Anyone know what?
>>
>> It looks as if I'll have to find another browser for the time being.
>> Something like this happens every year or two with iceweasel, but
>> usually it just means I just get to start over putting bookmarks into
>> an empty bookmarks list.
>>
>> Is there a usable Debian .deb for chrome yet? SO far I've only seen an
>> Ubuntu one.
>
> No need for a new browser. Try moving your ~/.mozilla/firefox directory
> elsewhere and let Iceweasel create a fresh profile for you. If you can
> create bookmarks again, you can try to move any necessary data from the
> old directory. I believe you can import bookmarks.html files.

No need for a new browser, indeed. No need even to do anything at all,
it seems. Today iceweasel 3.0.6 just came up when I started it with all
my old bookmarks intact. What may be relevant is that in the meantime I
encountered a process still running on old version of iceweasel -- a
process that had survived the upgrade nearly intact and was still
operating properly, except that it too was no longer seeing the
bookmarks. I closed that browser. Next time I opened an iceweasel, the
bookmarks were back.

-- hendrik



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