Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489641
firefox.x86_184.108.40.206-1.fc10 no longer finds plugins
Last modified: 2009-08-06 09:03:24 EDT
Description of problem:
firefox.x86_220.127.116.11-1.fc10 no longer finds plugins after update from prior version.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start with working x86_64 f10 firefox installation, using plugins
2. do yum update
3. try to use a plugin
4. enter url about:plugins
Firefox says that there is a missing plugin.
about:plugins shows no plugins
Firefox uses plugin to display content,
about_plugins show all installed plugins
[root@shango ~]# yum list \*plugin\* | egrep installed
gnash-plugin.x86_64 0.8.4-5.fc10 installed
java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin.x86_64 1:18.104.22.168-9.b14.fc10 installed
totem-mozplugin.x86_64 2.24.3-1.fc10 installed
Curioser & curioser
Yesterday, after filing the intital bug report, I tried:
1) restarting firefox again (that was the first thing I tried before filing)
2) stopping firefox, waiting a minute or two, and re-starting
3) removing the plugins, re-installing them, and restarting firefox
all to no avail.
This morning, I stopped firefox, and tried to roll back to an earlier version, firefox-3.0.6-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm, with:
yum --allow-downgrade localinstall ~joe/tmp/firefox-3.0.6-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm
/home/joe/tmp/firefox-3.0.6-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm: does not update installed package.
then, when I restarted firefox (still at 3.0.7-1.fc10) all my plugins were there.
OK, putting this bug on probation ... if you manage to find a way how to reproduce this, please, let us know. Otherwise, unless I get in a month information how to reproduce this, I will have to close this as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
I think I'm able to reproduce this using gnome-do. Basically when I start firefox normaly the plugins are loaded, if I type a url into gnome-do and let it open firefox the plugins fail to load.
Taking this one although it looks like a problem with gnome-session.
is reproducible, when starting ff from terminal using the entire path, atleast on x86_64 .
I don't think starting firefox that way should be supported. My guess is what's happening is firefox is setting that path as the session management restart command, when really it should be using /usr/bin/firefox.
confirmed on i386, issue reproducible. seems that MOZ_PLUGINS_PATH needs to be set, which is done by the firefox script .
gnome-session should probably be smarter, or ff should be built in with plugin path.
upstream bz -
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
*** Bug 507092 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 437596 ***