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Firefox locked file persisting

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I have an issue on a Mac OS Server environment with home folders. The user's login to the MAC which authenticates to the Open Directory MAC server giving home folders to the logged-on users that reside on the server and not the local workstation. Users commonly use different computers to log in. What we're finding is that the users are increasingly getting the error message that a copy of firefox is open and firefox cannot open.

Removing the lock file solves the issue.

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/ cd uniqueid.default rm -rf .parentlock

Is there a way to avoid this? We have the most current version of FF installed.

I have an issue on a Mac OS Server environment with home folders. The user's login to the MAC which authenticates to the Open Directory MAC server giving home folders to the logged-on users that reside on the server and not the local workstation. Users commonly use different computers to log in. What we're finding is that the users are increasingly getting the error message that a copy of firefox is open and firefox cannot open. Removing the lock file solves the issue. cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/ cd uniqueid.default rm -rf .parentlock Is there a way to avoid this? We have the most current version of FF installed.

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This is probably worth opening a bug in bugzilla about.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi

And we can collect more info.

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