[CentOS] Frefox update from firefox-60.2.0-1.el7.centos.x86_64 to 60.2.1-1.el7.centos.x86_64 lost master password

Wed Oct 3 16:18:49 UTC 2018
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Wed, 3 Oct 2018 at 06:08, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg
<Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr> wrote:
> On 10/03/2018 11:34 AM, Rob Kampen wrote:
> > Hi list,
> >
> > Did an update to firefox last night and rebooted over night.
> >
> > Today I find firefox started without asking for master password - funny
> > me thinks.
> >
> > Try to log in to a web service I use and find that my password does not
> > appear.
> >
> > Check preferences and find that no master password is set and the
> > password list / table is empty.
> >
> > As I do not trust my passwords to the cloud I do not save these to my
> > firefox profile ..... so back to manual entry for all my sites.... wow
> > going to be a slow month as I reset scores of passwords.
> >
> > Any one else have this problem and any clues as to what causes this? I
> > am concerned if this should happen again, as I have saved passwords for
> > many scores of web services.
> Hi,
> haven't had that, but restoring logins.json and key3.db in
> ~/.mozilla/firefox/.../ from your latest backup should do the trick.

It would seem that the problem is with upstream-upstream's (aka
Firefox) cleaning up of items that are not supposed to be there after
Firefox 58


It looks like it is deleting files it thinks should have been
converted to a newer more secure version.. but don't seem to be for
some reason. I am not sure if those files will just removed again
every time you restore them.

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Stephen J Smoogen.