Help with Minefield Error

I posted this over on the mozillaZine Firefox Builds forum, but haven’t got much help there. Last night I tried several times to update my Minefield from an older build:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a2pre) Gecko/20061224 Minefield/3.0a2pre ID:2006122404 [cairo]

But either I would get an error message similar to this one or else the update would just fail. Now I was able to update last night after four or five attempts to the latest nightly. This morning for the heck of it I tried and updated once again (on the first attempt) to the newest build:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a2pre) Gecko/20061231 Minefield/3.0a2pre ID:2006123104 [cairo]

However as soon as I exited Minefield I got the error message again. So I am posting this here to see if anyone else who is using the Minefield Nightly builds can shed some light on this.Some one the forum suggested trying a new profile. I haven’t yet but wondering if the install of Minefield is corrupt. Further, I am having no problems though updating my Bon Echo to the current nightly build:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20061231 BonEcho/ ID:2006123103

2 Comments on Help with Minefield Error

  1. Hmmm. That is an odd result.

    When I did my nightly Minefield upgrade to Minefield/3.0a2pre ID:2006122904 it “burped” during the upgrade and the updater reported it was unable to apply the update. Then it went and automatically downloaded the entire nightly package and it went on fine.

    I just now ran the updater again and it advanced to Minefield/3.0a2pre ID:2007010104 without any issues.

    It looks like I jumped the build you were having issues with.

    Have you tried to uninstall the current Minefield totally, then download a fresh build and wholly reinstall the latest?

    I guess I would give that a shot before attacking the profile you are using–

    Could it be a theme or extension incompatibility as well? I had one early build of Minefield that totally died due to a theme I was using. I had to restart it in safemode to disable the theme. Then it worked nice again. What happens in safemode?

    Happy New year!

  2. I am using the default theme and only handful of extensions such as nightly tester tools and greasemonkey. Haven’t tried it in safe mode yet. I was thinking along the same lines of uninstalling Minefield and then doing a clean reinstalling of the current nightly well. Even if I have to do a new profile it won’t be a big lose as I haven’t used Minefield as much so I am not overly ‘attached’ to that profile.

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