I finally upgraded PureOS this morning and found Purebrowser replaced with Firefox ESR. I had a ton of bookmarks and long history in Purebrowser, all of which is gone. I copied my ./purism/purebrowser to .mozilla/firefox and restarted Firefox, but my bookmarks are still gone. This is incredibly disruptive.
Is there a way to restore my Purebrowser bookmarks, or did Purism screw me with this update?
Method 1 says to “get into purebrowser” but method 2 shows how to migrate your purebrowser profile to firefox using Files and the GUI. The same steps can be done from the command line just as easily (which is what I did).
Instead of depending on users reading your blog, it would have been better to include some documentation with the update itself. A README perhaps? A notification to make it obvious?
I like stability and don’t update early and often, and I don’t follow the Purism blog.
Thanks for the quick response, and I apologize for the testy nature of my comments, but imagine if all of your bookmarks disappeared with no warning and no obvious way to get them back. Not a good user experience.
Good advice in general, but it would not have helped in this situation. My purebrowser bookmarks and history were still there after the update. The inconvenience in this case was that purebrowser was removed and replaced with firefox. No amount of backing up would have avoided the “incovenience” of apparent data loss.
The trick, as described in the blog entry mentioned earlier in this thread, is how to copy the purebrowser profile into the new firefox profile. Having done that, my purebrowser environment has been completely moved to firefox: bookmarks, history, and everything else.