[arch-general] Firefox-71.0-1 breaks WhatsApp Web

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 9 11:48:54 UTC 2019

Em dezembro 9, 2019 0:55 Oon-Ee Ng via arch-general escreveu:
> After more investigation and travelling back and forth, it appears the
> issue had at least 2 roots. One is that the update process somehow broke my
> existing profile. A new profile solves that. The second is that the latest
> version of firefox seems to not be able to authenticate with an NTLM proxy
> specifically for web.whatsapp.com.
> This has happened before -
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1536787 shows almost identical
> behaviour to what I am experiencing. However I was not using Firefox at
> that time. Perhaps I'll just switch back to Chromium for whatsapp web.

You should not upgrade the firefox package while it's open. That's a lesson I've
learned when I've also lost a profile. Everytime you see firefox in the upgrade
packages list, I suggest you close it and then upgrade.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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