Firefox 3 keeps losing my bookmarks

Carl D. Roth roth at
Sat Jul 5 19:04:30 UTC 2008

On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 19:21:43 -1000, Chris Stark wrote:

> Hi All,
> My home network consists of a few workstations that NFS-mount my home
> directory which is hosted on a central CentOS 5.2 server (clients use
> use autofs). Ever since I installed F9, I have lost my bookmarks several
> times, and it seems that my whole profile gets corrupted. I have tried
> both "async" and "sync" options with autofs, and it doesn't seem to make
> a difference.
> While it would seem that soft linking my profile to a local folder would
> solve the issue, it would also mean that my profile would not follow me
> between workstations. Is there anything I can do?
> I have seen mumblings on various forums that lead me to believe that
> Firefox doesn't work terribly well with NFS mounted profiles. Is this
> true? If so, it would seem to be rather short-sighted, seeing as NFS is
> the primary method of file sharing in Unix/Linux. Help!!! :)
> Thanks in advance!

This is probably due to

For the time being, using firefox profile on the local disk is your best 


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