Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134701
Unable to add searchplugins
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
Description of problem:
Nothing happens when I try to add new search plugins to firefox
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click "Add Engines" on the search panel to the top right
2. Click on an engine to add
3. Confirm that you want to install the new engine
The new search engine should appear in the search engines list
The directory "searchplugins" in the firefox directory of the users
doesn't exist. The searchplugins displayed in the search panel are the
ones in /usr/lib/firefox-0.10.1/searchplugins.
Oh. Just noticed that this works when firefox is started by root. The
search plugins are then installed into
/usr/lib/firefox-0.10.1/searchplugins, guess that's the problem. They
should be installed in the user's own firefox directory, where the
user has got write permissions.
There is no user-searchplugin-dir, yet.
Created attachment 108844 [details]
profile based search plugins
The attached patch implements profile based search plugins. It is heavily
based on Robin Lu's patch in mozilla.org bug 123315.
*** Bug 145862 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is still an issue with firefox-1.0.1-2.
still on 1.0.3. this sucks.
still on 1.0.4 and in rawhide.
I can reproduce this. All versions 1.0.1 thru 1.0.4
Is the attached patch similar to the way Debian handles it (where they've
evidently fixed the problem according to
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=232638#c46)? Just curious; this is
really an annoying little bug that should be stamped out.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=123315 is the bug where this is
happening. The Debian patch is broken and has been rejected by mozilla.org already.
There is one issue left with the patch in the bug i referenced (the profile
notification issue in #c55 of that bug) which I will try and get to soon.
*** Bug 163371 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Note that this is now fixed in rawhide by way of deerpark alpha2. I'll get a
backported patch into FC4 sometime soon.
Will this fix work also for browser plugins and extensions? They all dissapear
after firefox upgrade.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Created an attachment (id=108844) 
> profile based search plugins
> The attached patch implements profile based search plugins. It is heavily
> based on Robin Lu's patch in mozilla.org bug 123315.
how does a simple user implement this patch?
This has worked for ages now. Closing.