Does firefox upgrades need some pre/post install love to close and restart firefox during upgrades

A. Mani a.mani.cms at
Sun Nov 15 11:39:39 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Rodd Clarkson <rodd at> wrote:
> Damn, that subject might be too long.
> Everytime firefox is upgraded (and while I can't substantiate that with
> facts, I'm pretty sure it's not too far off the truth) while you are
> running it, it causes usability and other issues.
> I'm assuming this has to do with library updates in firefox, but it
> seems that firefox usually ends up doing weird things when you're
> running it and it's upgraded using yum.

Yes it freezes on Kubuntu too.

> Is it possible to put in a little pre/post install love that asks to
> shut firefox (saving the session) and then restarts it after the upgrade
> is complete?

Simply auto- restart with warning by yum should be sufficient.
...or should somebody write a firefox plugin for the purpose?


A. Mani

A. Mani

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