Bug 517845 - midori loads netscape plugins from wrong directory on x86_64 version
Summary: midori loads netscape plugins from wrong directory on x86_64 version
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: midori
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Gordon
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-17 13:26 UTC by Kevin DeKorte
Modified: 2010-06-28 19:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:08:59 UTC

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Description Kevin DeKorte 2009-08-17 13:26:50 UTC
Description of problem:
On the x86_64 version of midori, it tries to load the netscape plugins from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. This will load the 32bit plugins and not the proper 64bit ones. It should load them from /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install midori on x86_64
2. Check the netscape plugins
Actual results:
Plugins do not load

Expected results:
The correct plugins should be loaded.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adam Miller 2009-12-14 13:56:09 UTC
Please try to replicate on latest version of Midori:


This version should be in updates-testing soon if not already.

Comment 2 Kevin DeKorte 2009-12-14 14:33:04 UTC
Build doesn't seem to load plugins at all now... Is there is a way to ask midori for the plugins it has loaded? Firefox has the uri of about:plugins that you can open and it will give a list. Seems to work that way in chromium as well.

Comment 3 Adam Miller 2009-12-14 17:59:06 UTC
Edit -> Preferences -> Behavior -> Enable Netscape Plugins

Tools -> Netscape Plugins
This will open the Netscape Plugins panel on the left side of the browser window (you can also detach it from the window using the icon in the top right corner of that panel).

This machine I'm testing that 0.2.1 build on is Fedora 11 (though, 32-bit and not 64-bit) and it seems to have detected all plugins correctly.

Comment 4 Kevin DeKorte 2009-12-14 18:51:35 UTC
Ok, I had the option enabled and it shows they are loaded, but none of them work. When I go to flash.com, it asks me to install the flash player, which midori says is installed.

Comment 5 Adam Miller 2009-12-14 22:34:34 UTC
I spoke with Midori upstream and it was suggested that this might be a webkit bug (which is believed to be fixed in a newer version of webkitgtk, which I'm not sure if is able to be built in Fedora 11). The suggested "quick fix" is to set your MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable and see if that will work.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 09:48:07 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 14:08:59 UTC
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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Comment 8 Kevin DeKorte 2010-06-28 19:33:22 UTC
Bug is still present in F12 and F13

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