Bug 447025 - plugin finder service doesn't find plugins
Summary: plugin finder service doesn't find plugins
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-17 01:13 UTC by Joe Bayes
Modified: 2018-04-11 06:59 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:48:47 UTC

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Description Joe Bayes 2008-05-17 01:13:50 UTC
Description of problem:
When I click on the "click here to download plugin" button on web pages with
flash content, Firefox opens up the "plugin finder service". It briefly flashes
something too quickly to read, then displays a blank page with a "next" button.
Clicking "next" changes the page to a page that says, "Firefox is now checking
for available plugins...", with a "next" button. Clicking "next" takes me to a
page that says, "the following plugins are available. Click next to download
these plugins", but displays no plugins. Clicking the next button closes the
plugin finder service. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to a page with flash content.
2.Click "click here to download plugin".
3.Hit "next" several times.
Actual results:
Plugins are not installed.

Expected results:
I expected Firefox to install a plugin to handle the flash content. I have the
gnash rpm installed on this computer, so I expected it to find that and set it
up. At the very least it could tell me about the adobe plugin, or suggest
additional steps I might take to get flash working. 

Additional info:

Comment 2 Suqin Huang 2008-10-28 11:21:16 UTC
The bug is still present.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 00:55:12 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:48:47 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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