Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434774
Firefox doesn't like Beagle Indexer
Last modified: 2008-04-28 15:41:44 EDT
Description of problem:
When starting firefox, I get a dialog window with:
The following items were found in your Extensions folder. Do you want to
Beagle Indexer (Author Unknown)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox
I have noticed this as well, my first guess was that the addon support in
Firefox currently is in flux due to it being in beta. However I cannot seem to
figure out how to make Firefox tell me where it hurts.. no terminal output, the
firefox error console doesn't appear helpful either. I am forced to cc callion
here for help.
I have also long wanted to make this plugin optional for those of us who don't
use or like Firefox so starting with revision 8 of the Beagle package this can
now be found in beagle-firefox.
Seems to be gone with firefox-3.0-0.beta3.29.nightly20080227.fc9.i386
I bet this was a bug in the .xpi stuff. In retrospect, and in honesty, we
should probably not ship xpi extensions where we can help it. Unpacking it into
$extension_id makes firefox not think of installing it in general, and it gives
a performance win.
So, simply unzip the xpi and place its contents into a directory containing its
extension ID which would be either a UUID or something like firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking at install.rdf:
Which makes me wonder if this is even useful to ship right now since it's
maxVersion claim will mean Firefox won't even load it (or it shouldn't at least).
I'll exclude for development till upstream clearly supports the version of
Firefox we ship.
Bug #442511 is a duplicate of this. And why is beagle-firefox still in the
an updated firefox plugin was posted to the beagl mailing list, it should find
it's way to you shortly I am sure.
Fixed in beagle-0.3.7-3.fc9, should hit the next rawhide push.