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FF3 places.sqlite not linkable

Postby Verlager on Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:30 pm

I have five LM Elyssa computers on my LAN and I want a single core of bookmark data so that all my rigs share the same bookmark file as I did with Firefox 2.x:
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cd .mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx/
mv bookmarks.html /media/NFS-server/location/
ln -s /media/NFS-server/location/bookmarks.html .
Then I simply copied this link to every Firefox install and I could RW to that central bookmark data from all machines.

But now comes FF 3.0 and the same trick doesn't work:
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cd .mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx/
mv places.sqlite /media/NFS-server/location/
ln -s /media/NFS-server/location/places.sqlite .


How can I fix this so that /media/NFS-server/location/places.sqlite central bookmark data is accessible with FF 3 from all machines?
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Re: FF3 places.sqlite not linkable

Postby Husse on Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:19 pm

As you can hear from the name places.sqlite (which I only discovered yesterday) is a database - a sqlite db
FF has a sqlite engine and this probably causes problems
Somehow sqlite must be configured to read a networked file....
According to the sqlite faq you should avoid putting sqlite on nfs
And as you can see from this blog post in march it's no small problem
http://jasondclinton.livejournal.com/66631.html
the state now is unknown to me, but seems to still linger on
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Re: FF3 places.sqlite not linkable

Postby chiskop on Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:55 am

Right, I'll admit that I haven't tried this, but something that I read the other day may be useful.

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