After automatic update of Firefox from v. 19.0.1 to 19.0.2 profiles.ini was either deleted or overwritten and a new profile created.
Have to admit I got a bit scared at first, but luckily all the old profile folders was present and a manual update of profiles.ini fixed it.
My questions are if
- this was a freak accident or if it was an issue with the last upgrade.
- if anything could be compromised (security).
- if I frequently should back up profiles before upgrade.
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How did you installed your Firefox in ubuntu like PPA or in OPT
Create new profile and solve it. Problem may be happen because of your preferences.
@iamjayakumars: no PPA or OPT. Pure default. Has also gone trough at least 15 other upgrades on same system.
As I stated the problem is solved as in it is up and running again with old profiles, and "create new profile" was a side-effect not a solution.
No preference settings that should cause this.