FF3 places.sqlite not linkable

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FF3 places.sqlite not linkable

Postby Verlager » 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 » 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
the state now is unknown to me, but seems to still linger on
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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Re: FF3 places.sqlite not linkable

Postby chiskop » 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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