Bug#401620: iceape: fails to save preferences (general.startup.* [e.g. .mail] / general.skins.selectedSkin)

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Tue Dec 5 10:00:55 CET 2006

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 02:51:38AM +0100, Alexander Sack <asac at debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 02:14:49AM +0100, Hendrik-Jan Heins wrote:
> > Is your ~/.mozilla folder writable for the user?
> > It seems that the settings just aren't saved in your profile.
> Frank mentioned that the settings where perfectly set. In fact I could
> reproduce it with current unstable iceape and found:
> .. that running iceape from dist/bin/ does works properly, while
> running /usr/bin/iceape does indeed not honor that setting.
> I copied dist/bin/run-mozilla.sh manually to /usr/lib/iceape/
> as well as xpfe/bootstrap/iceape to /usr/bin/.
> Done, gone.
> So obviously, the bug comes from our hand-tailored 
> debian/iceape-runner script :/.
> ... this makes me wonder, why do we maintain our own ramp-up script?
> What are the benefits (or bugs-fixed) from doing this? Maybe we should
> just use the original scripts?

As far as I remember, for quite a lot of use cases, the original scripts
were broken. Plus, we have a bunch of custom hacks such as the *_DSP
stuff, and we used to have java hacks too.

OTOH, I'm using the original script on xulrunner without problems.

Anyways, the current script is adapted from the iceweasel one, and
actually, the nsAppRunner for seamonkey and firefox are quite different
and may need different startup script.


More information about the pkg-mozilla-maintainers mailing list