Bug 608726 - nspluginwrapper must be manually directed to update plugins
Summary: nspluginwrapper must be manually directed to update plugins
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 523273
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nspluginwrapper
Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-28 14:44 UTC by A. Folger
Modified: 2010-06-28 22:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 22:35:54 UTC

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Description A. Folger 2010-06-28 14:44:00 UTC
Description of problem:
I have kept my Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader plugins up to date, but with my most recent update of FireFox, I discovered that I was still using a 10.ox Flash plugin, rather than the 10.1x that was installed. Eventually, it truned out that the ~/.mozilla/plugins directory still had the old plugins, and only once I *deleted* the directory content, only then did ´/usr/lib64/nspluginwrapper/npconfig -a -i -v´ install the newer versions of the plugins. While trying to figure this out, I simply deleted that directory, and restarted FireFox, in the hope that it would automatically configure things, but nope, that didn't help. The right plugins did show up in the about:plugins page of FF, but I couldn't actually watch any flash content until I ran the npconfig command as above.

That is confusing for newbies and time consuming for veterans, as well, and should be automatized.

Additional Info:
I am using Fedora 13 for x(&_64 with all updates applied.

Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2010-06-28 22:35:54 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 523273 ***

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