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lejarretnoir
 
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Post Posted April 8th, 2003, 9:13 pm

Hi all,

New to this forum and have fired up Phoenix and like it. My question is do you have to uninstall and install a new nightly build or does it automatically update an older build?
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Post Posted April 8th, 2003, 11:49 pm

nope, you'll have to reinstall the latest nightly if you want.

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Post Posted April 9th, 2003, 6:16 am

You have to delete the program directory of the previous version of Phoenix. Installing over it is BAD. Although it is not recommended, you can usually get away with not deleting your profile. But if you encounter bugs, then start with a clean one.
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Post Posted April 9th, 2003, 7:46 am

I've read here recommendations of deleting the file XUL.mfl from your profile when you upgrade to a newer build. Are there any other files recommended to be deleted within the profile directory in order to hopefully preserve an existing profile across builds?

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Post Posted April 9th, 2003, 8:23 am

buckminster wrote:I've read here recommendations of deleting the file XUL.mfl from your profile when you upgrade to a newer build. Are there any other files recommended to be deleted within the profile directory in order to hopefully preserve an existing profile across builds?


I haven't deleted my profile in months.

Truly you should only carry forward user.js, userChrome.css, and userContent.css. Anything else could cause a problem. For example, there was an issue with favicons in the bookmark.html file. So if you didn't delete it, you kept having the problem.
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Post Posted April 9th, 2003, 9:29 am

I've been using the same profile for the Win32 nightly builds since January. :)

I recently replaced my Linux profile after 2 months of use, however, since recent builds were crashing. Creating a new profile fixed the problem.

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