Bug 154929 - Firefox claims to install flash plugins but lies
Firefox claims to install flash plugins but lies
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 152611
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-04-14 17:01 EDT by David Zeuthen
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:43 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-01 06:31:00 EDT
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Description David Zeuthen 2005-04-14 17:01:34 EDT
Description of problem:

So, upon visiting the Macromedia website, Firefox detects that I need the Flash
plugin and offers to install it, gives me the EULA, I accept, Firefox downloads
the plugin, but install fails.

O next visit Firefox offers to install it again, I say yes, accept the EULA, ff
downloads and installs and says success. Still does not work.

I am running selinux targeted and there are no avc denied in /var/log/messages

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

1.0.2-3

How reproducible:

Always

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Comment 2 Roy 2005-05-01 04:48:38 EDT
The flash plugin is installed like it's supposed to be, Firefox however can't
load the plugin, and fails with the error messages:

LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library
/home/roy/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
[/home/roy/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so: kan segmentbescherming niet
herstellen na verhuizing: Toegang geweigerd]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library
/usr/Mozilla/Firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
[/usr/Mozilla/Firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so: kan segmentbescherming niet
herstellen na verhuizing: Toegang geweigerd]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library
/usr/Mozilla/Firefox/plugins/libvlcplugin.so
[/usr/Mozilla/Firefox/plugins/libvlcplugin.so: kan segmentbescherming niet
herstellen na verhuizing: Toegang geweigerd]
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to application
directory, skipping.
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library
/home/roy/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
[/home/roy/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so: kan segmentbescherming niet
herstellen na verhuizing: Toegang geweigerd]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library
/usr/Mozilla/Firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
[/usr/Mozilla/Firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so: kan segmentbescherming niet
herstellen na verhuizing: Toegang geweigerd]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library
/usr/Mozilla/Firefox/plugins/libvlcplugin.so
[/usr/Mozilla/Firefox/plugins/libvlcplugin.so: kan segmentbescherming niet
herstellen na verhuizing: Toegang geweigerd]
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to application
directory, skipping.

After this, Firefox starts up like normally, but without Flash (or the vlc
plugin, for that matter). My guess is that these modules need to be recompiled
with GCC4 to fix compatibility with the FC4 kernel, althou i'm not that much of
a programmer.
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2005-05-01 06:31:00 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 152611 ***

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