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mozilla and .cache directory

Postby pindar » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 am

Not really a question, just a remark that something may be wrong with the installer: I had to reinstall lmde last weekend. After booting into the new install, both thunderbird and firefox refused to open because the profile was inaccessible. I poked around for quite a while, deleted the .mozilla directory in my home, all to no avail. In the end, what I found out was: the installer creates a .cache directory in the user's home folder that is owned by root:

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 ls -al /home/user
total 108K
-rw-r--r--  1 user   220 Dec 14 15:20 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 user  2.6K Dec 14 15:20 .bashrc
drwx------  3 root 4.0K Dec 14 15:29 .cache

This is on a fresh install, so no user action. After chowning the .cache directory, thunderbird and firefox start normally. Just in case somebody else hits the same roadblock...

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Re: mozilla and .cache directory

Postby deepakdeshp » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:17 pm

Thanks for sharing this
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