Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189444
Firefox Beagle Extension broke
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
Description of problem:
After updating to Firefox 184.108.40.206 on FC5, the Beagle extension appears
to be broke. Under any user account when I start Firefox 220.127.116.11 I get a dialog
box entitled 'Malformed File' that says:
'Firefox could not install this item because "install.rdf" (provided
by the item) is not well-formed or does not exist. Please contact the
author about this problem.'
This is a one-time issue for all user accounts. The consequence of
that dialog box is that the Beagle extension is no longer listed in
the Extensions list. It's gone.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Beagle 0.2.4 [updates-testing] and Firefox 18.104.22.168
Always. Each user account will remove the Beagle extension once Firefox is run.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run firefox 22.214.171.124
2.Dialog box will pop up
3.Beagle extension is gone
Beagle extension removed.
Beagle extension remains, perhaps updates to a new version to be compatibile
with 126.96.36.199 or something.
If the problem was with the Beagle extension needing to be updated to work with
Firefox 188.8.131.52, then wouldn't there be a check for an update? Instead I get a
message about a problem with an install.rdf. Odd stuff.
I use the [updates-testing] channel for FC5 and am fully up-to-date.
Additionally I find that after visiting a https site (that beagle extension
automatically disables for), the beagle extension does not automatically
re-enable. Also, the indexing is disabled for all tabs, not just the https tab.
This is a known beagle bug, fixed in 0.2.5:
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Beagle 0.2.5
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 13:10:07 -0400
From: Joe Shaw <joeshaw novell com>
To: dashboard-hackers gnome org
CC: gnome-announce-list gnome org
I'm pleased to announce the release of Beagle 0.2.5.
Version 0.2.4 shipped with a broken HTML filter, which meant that web
pages that were indexed because of the Firefox extension couldn't be
searched. This release fixes that. Also fixed is a compilation error
triggered by the more strict Mono 1.1.14 C# compiler. This version is
also the first to correctly handle a broken X connection, meaning
Beagle will now shut down cleanly when you log out if you started it
Please file beagle extension bugs against beagle.