Bug#486136: Epiphany unable to read preferences

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Thu Sep 4 09:01:47 UTC 2008

Le mercredi 03 septembre 2008 à 09:30 +0200, Erich Schubert a écrit : 
> To me, epiphany is pretty much unusable now (thus severity 'grave').
> It will remember neither passwords nor cookies, and every now and then
> it even stops doing any new network connection, then I have to close the
> browser and restart it. 

This is bug#494058. If you have any useful information about how to
reproduce this issue, please send it to

> It also crashes on closing tabs with flash
> applets, but I've already gotten used to pressing the home button before
> closing a tab with flash in it...

This is #486125, and I don’t know any solution besides using swfdec
instead of the non-free flash plugin.

> When using a link to a protocol it doesn't know (try typing icq:1 into
> the location bar), I can reproducibly get the following dialog (and I
> didn't succeed in having it run an appropriate application for the link,
> while it used to run /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/FOOBAR/command:
> http://people.debian.org/~erich/epiphany-bug.png

This is another symptom of #494058.

> IMHO there are some grave incompabilities left for epiphany with
> xulrunner 1.9

We already know that Gecko 1.9 is a giant pile of crap. And frankly, I
have no good solution to fix it. It affects badly devhelp, epiphany,
galeon, yelp and liferea, with no clear sign from upstream that they are
willing to fix this. 

Pray for the full webkit switch in GNOME 2.26.

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