Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 392211
Make the extension directory version-independent
Last modified: 2008-07-01 16:03:54 EDT
Currently, Firefox' directory for system-wide installed extensions resides in
thus packages containing such extensions either have to use triggerscripts or
require a specific version of Firefox so they have to be updated each time a
Firefox version bump occurs in order to use the new location.
This state creates extraneous work for all maintainers of Firefox extension
packages such as beagle and mugshot, additionally in case of triggerscripts
non-owned directories are being created and can be left behind, e.g.
not owned by any package
(the directory was created by beagle to install its extension)
Firefox plugins on the other hand are already handled in a version-independent
way by residing in
Please patch Firefox to also have its extension location in a
version-independent place, I suggest
We just updated the Firefox version in Fedora/development from 2.0 to a 3.0
pre-release version, which improves performance, memory usage, and fixes many
bugs and crashes.
Closing as CANTFIX since we aren't fixing bugs filed against 2.0 now that 3.0 is
in. If this bug is still present in rawhide using a Firefox 3.0 version, please
re-open this bug.
Thanks and Happy Holidays
This problem does persist in Firefox 3 / Rawhide - at least neither the rpm nor
the source package's files (spec file etc.) list any version-independent
extension directory so I guess there is none.
Need to look into fixing upstream 311008
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I fixed this upstream and it's in F9 and rawhide.
Great! Which revision or version will include the fix?
It's been fixed for about 6 months....
OK great; I will test it and report back as soon as I can.