Bug 456099 - firefox uses wrong plugin directory
firefox uses wrong plugin directory
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
: ZStream
: 455233 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 456408
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Reported: 2008-07-21 11:08 EDT by Martin Stransky
Modified: 2009-05-20 16:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-05-20 16:49:45 EDT
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proposed fix (1.30 KB, patch)
2008-07-21 11:13 EDT, Martin Stransky
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Description Martin Stransky 2008-07-21 11:08:14 EDT
Description of problem:

Firefox ignores the default plug-in directory (/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins)

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Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2008-07-21 11:13:51 EDT
Created attachment 312269 [details]
proposed fix
Comment 8 Martin Stransky 2008-07-23 09:59:46 EDT
Added to CVS, tagged as firefox-3_0_1-3_el4
Comment 9 Martin Stransky 2008-07-24 10:45:21 EDT
*** Bug 455233 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Edwin ten Brink 2008-07-25 16:09:42 EDT
This issue is also present in Fedora 9, both for firefox-3.0 and firefox-3.0.1.

A quick user workaround is (this also demonstrates the directory it expects):
# cd /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1
# ln -s ../mozilla/plugins .
and restart firefox if it were running.

The rpm spec file (for 3.0.1) is also affected (minor issue, the plugins
directory removal should be removed):
# is it a final removal?
if [ $1 -eq 0 ]; then
  %{__rm} -rf %{mozappdir}/components
  %{__rm} -rf %{mozappdir}/extensions
  %{__rm} -rf %{mozappdir}/plugins

Comment 11 Jonathan Peatfield 2008-07-28 10:09:57 EDT
Should there be a different bugzilla for this issue on el5?

I find that if with the el5 shipped firefox (firefox-3.0.1-1.el5) one can simply
make a symlink from the mozappdir to ../xulrunner-1.9/plugins and then it picks
up all the default expected plugins from that place as well as those which are
found in ../mozilla/plugins

While you are going about it could you look at adding the symlink from
defaults/autoconfig into the ...xulrunner-1.9/defaults/autoconfig location too
to allow auto-config files to work.  See #455794, #447535

Just making those two symlinks seems to be sufficient to get things working for
us with firefox-3.0.1-1.el5 (well obviously we have to drop in our auto-config
files etc but...)

 -- Jon
Comment 12 koka xiong 2008-11-24 03:13:21 EST
java plugin does not work in firefox-3.0.4.el4.x86-64 during errata testing.
This bug is from sun 
Built Java Plug-in in 64-bit and support 64-bit VM on Windows/Linux/Solaris on AMD64.
xxxxx@xxxxx   2004-05-26
We will support Java Plugin/Java webstart on AMD64 arch on both Window and Linux platform.
Posted Date : 2008-10-13 19:32:26.0
Comment 13 Martin Stransky 2009-05-20 16:49:45 EDT
It's already fixed in firefox-3.0.10-1.el4.

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