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

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at
Sun Nov 15 22:38:46 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Adam Pribyl <pribyl at> wrote:
> I also have troubles with this. The worst thing is that firefox often after
> such update dies, without saving the tabs etc. as it does when it is killed.
> And because it dies after update anyway, I would just suggest to put a
> "killall firefox" in PREIN script. Because this will trigger the firefox
> saving mechanism and would not cause a data loss.
> Regarding arguments - you should know as you are updating - this is not
> true, if you are using e.g. updatesd and set it to update automaticaly.

After this burned me the first time in fedora 10 (?) I made my script
that fires off my yum update killall firefox exactly as you suggest.

I know that killall firefox in PREIN sounds outrageous but it would be
*strictly superior* to what fedora is allowing to happen today.

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