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Thread: [SOLVED] firefox install fails: can't backup profile

  1. #1
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    [SOLVED] firefox install fails: can't backup profile

    I'm running Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, and the versions of Thunderbird and Firefox are the
    ones that came with it. I want to update to the 2.x versions.

    I have succesfully updated Thunderbird using ubuntuzilla/py, but when I attempt to
    update firefox, I get the following error. I tried removing the Cashe directory to no
    effect.

    <error>
    Backing up old Firefox preferences

    cp: reading `/home/lou/.mozilla/firefox/ogh6smdx.default/Cache/_CACHE_001_': Input/output error
    cp: reading `/home/lou/.mozilla/firefox/ogh6smdx.default/Cache/_CACHE_002_': Input/output error
    cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla_backup_$(date -Iseconds)
    Failed to back up profile.
    Error code: 256
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/home/lou/ubuntuzilla.py", line 757, in ?
    bs.start()
    File "/home/lou/ubuntuzilla.py", line 74, in start
    fi.start()
    File "/home/lou/ubuntuzilla.py", line 97, in start
    self.install()
    File "/home/lou/ubuntuzilla.py", line 344, in install
    self.backupProfile()
    File "/home/lou/ubuntuzilla.py", line 491, in backupProfile
    self.execSystemCommand(executionstring="cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla_backup_$(date -Iseconds)", errormessage="Failed to back up profile.")
    File "/home/lou/ubuntuzilla.py", line 474, in execSystemCommand
    raise SystemCommandExecutionError, "Command has not completed successfully. If this problem persists, please seek help at our website, " + self.version.url
    __main__.SystemCommandExecutionError: Command has not completed successfully. If this problem persists, please seek help at our website, http://pykeylogger.sourceforge.net/w...hp/Ubuntuzilla
    </error>

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

    Re: firefox install fails: can't backup profile

    well, it seems that there's something wrong with some files in your cache directory.
    since cache doesn't store anything of long-term usefulness, it's not worth it to try to figure out exactly what's wrong - you can just delete everything in that directory, and then see if it backs up for you.

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