[Project_owners] Firefox 1.5 deletes all extension files on install/upgrade?

Jonathan Yaniv yaniv.jonathan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 00:13:20 EST 2005

Yes, this happens to me as well

Its removing the old files in the Program files dir for FireFox therefore
removing the extentions.

Its really annoying

On 12/28/05, Carl <carlpny at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Forgive me if this has already been discussed.
> Unless my computer is configured abnormally, it seems that Firefox 1.5deletes all the files existing in an extension's directory whenever the
> extension is upgraded.  This includes configuration files in my extension.
> To show this isn't only a problem with my extension, the extension that i
> originally based my source tree on (Remove It Permanently, e.g. RIP) loses
> all memory when I reinstall it, even though I know the code is designed to
> retain it.
> I also tried doing this by starting with a lower version number and giving
> it a newer version to install.  It still deletes the files, so the deletion
> happens in both updates and reinstalls.  Has anyone else come accross this?
> Thanks,
> Carl
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