Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#5285 closed defect (fixed)

Adblock Plus cannot save filters in clean Thunderbird or SeaMonkey profile

Reported by: trev Assignee: trev
Priority: P1 Milestone: Adblock-Plus-2.9.1-for-Firefox
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):

Description (last modified by trev)


Adblock Plus on Thunderbird or SeaMonkey, clean profile that didn't have Adblock Plus installed before.

How to reproduce

  1. Change Adblock Plus filters.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+J to open Browser Console.
  3. Disable and re-enable Adblock Plus.

Observed behaviour

I see an error message in Browser Console:

Unix error 2 during operation open on file /.../adblockplus/patterns.ini.tmp (No such file or directory)

No adblockplus/patterns.ini file is being created in the profile and data is lost after restarting the extension.

Expected behaviour

The data should be saved correctly, without any errors.

What to change

Make sure that adblockplus directory is created before attempting to write patterns.ini.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by trev

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by trev

  • Review URL(s) modified (diff)
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by abpbot

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by trev

  • Milestone set to Adblock-Plus-for-Firefox-next
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by shellye5

sorry new to all this so commenting here as this seems similar
does it fix this in Firefox too? will it be in next 2.9 beta+stable?

I am having this exact problem in Firefox 52 & 55 + ABP 2.9 on fresh setup
When restoring Filters/updating them, the updated filters are lost after restart,
patters file is not saved with updated filters.
The filters show the last time they were updated/backed up in this case from 2.8 before updating to 2.9

In Adblock Plus too

The error:

Error: An unexpected error occurred filterStorage.js:607

saveToDisk/< jar:file:///userinfo/%7Bd10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d%7D.xpi!/lib/filterStorage.js:607:7


On AMO many people are complaining about this issue.

Last edited 3 years ago by shellye5 (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by shellye5

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by trev

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

The issue here has been resolved. What you are seeing is an unrelated issue, likely #5281 though it's hard to tell without being able to reproduce.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by udo

I could download older binaries of previous FF.
Where can I find previous adblocker to test?

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