Bug 808484 - epiphany should depend on nspluginwrapper
Summary: epiphany should depend on nspluginwrapper
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: epiphany
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-03-30 14:03 UTC by Nathaniel McCallum
Modified: 2013-08-01 00:28 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 00:28:33 UTC
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Description Nathaniel McCallum 2012-03-30 14:03:00 UTC
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).

Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2012-03-30 14:17:05 UTC
Why do you want to have such dependency?

Comment 2 Nathaniel McCallum 2012-03-30 14:49:10 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Martin Stransky 2012-03-30 15:08:42 UTC
Why any gtk2 plugin crashes epiphany? Is epiphany linked against gtk3? Or is there any other reason for the crashes?

Comment 4 Nathaniel McCallum 2012-04-02 13:42:28 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Peter Hatina 2012-07-10 06:44:58 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2012-07-11 06:44:23 UTC
We run the plugin configuration in firefox start script, look at /usr/bin/firefox.

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