I just ran into this weird behavior again, the first time I dismissed it as an accident, but now I would like to know if this is intentional (e.g. to force users to use the sync feature?)
Any ideas much appreciated!
Description of the issue:
After Brave gets an update through the Linux package manager (eopkg on Solus in this case, but same thing happened on Ubuntu 18.04 earlier) it forgets everything and pretends to be a fresh install. It even removes itself from the dock/favorite programs. It is as if you uninstalled it with purge and made a fresh install.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
- Install and use Brave, enter passwords, configure Metamask, BAT wallet, etc.etc…
- Update Brave
- Start from scratch because all your data are GONE.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Fresh install… no need for screenshots.
I would expect my bookmarks, passwords, etc.etc. to survive an update…
Reproduces how often:
At least twice, once on Ubuntu a while back, now again with the very first update that I did on Solus.
Version 0.56.12 Chromium: 70.0.3538.77 (Official Build) unknown (64-bit)
Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):
Would appreciate hints if this is intentional or not, and if not, how to prevent it from happening in the future. I really like Brave, but I am kinda unwilling to start from scratch after every update.