Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 808484
epiphany should depend on nspluginwrapper
Last modified: 2013-07-31 20:28:38 EDT
While not strictly required by epiphany, adding this dependency will provide the proper user experience. This dependency can be removed when WebKit2 is merged (hopefully 3.6).
Why do you want to have such dependency?
Any plugins built against gtk2 will crash epiphany. The main offender here is flash, but there may be others. nspluginwrapper allows the plugins to work transparently.
Why any gtk2 plugin crashes epiphany? Is epiphany linked against gtk3? Or is there any other reason for the crashes?
Yes, epiphany is linked agianst gtk3. Any plugin using gtk2 will result in symbol resolution problems (aka crash) unless nspluginwrapper is used to move the plugins out of process. When WebKit2 is merged (hopefully for Fedora 19), Epiphany will do out of process plugins by default and nspluginwrapper will no longer be needed to prevent crashes.
Even having the nspluginwrapper as a dependency, it does not solve the need of manual running npconfig to wrap all the existing plugins. Yes, it can be done in post-phase of an rpm installation, but what if you install some other plugins later? You have to run npconfig again.
We run the plugin configuration in firefox start script, look at /usr/bin/firefox.
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