[Bug 30791] Re: firefox 1.4.99 upgrade still have compreg.dat, creates issue

Alexander Sack asac at jwsdot.com
Sat Jun 2 20:03:11 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 01:09:34PM -0000, Jere Kupari wrote:
> I also got this updating firefox
> Warning: something created compreg.dat!
> Your system was affected by this bug: https://launchpad.net/bugs/30791
> Firefox, Epiphany and everything seemes to work normally, before and
> after the update.
> Alexander asked:
> >What version did you upgrade from?
> firefox ( to
> (amd64)
> >Please do a
> >dpkg -l firefox | grep compreg.dat
> >and tell me the output.
> Did you mean dpkg -L | grep compreg.dat ?
> -l seems to list only the package name.
> Neither gives anything.

compreg.dat is known to be created if you run epiphany as "root" or
with sudo. Though this is a bug, its not likely to be fixed soon (I
asked epiphany developers about that). 

So as a workaround, please don't start epiphany as root.


 - Alexander

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