Bug 92437 - Konqueror needs dynamic /usr/lib/mozilla-*/plugins/ scan
Konqueror needs dynamic /usr/lib/mozilla-*/plugins/ scan
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-06-06 02:43 EDT by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-23 11:24:04 EDT
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Description Warren Togami 2003-06-06 02:43:04 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030530

Description of problem:
Each RH release Konqueror has a hard coded /usr/lib/mozilla-%{version}/plugins
directory.  While the user can always manually edit the directory from the
Konqueror preferences menu, it is rather inconvenient that Konqueror would lose
its ability to use Mozilla's plugins whenever mozilla is upgraded.

Users may upgrade mozilla themselves between releases, and also the
Konqueror pref would remain between distro upgrades leaving their user
profile "broken" for browser plugins even if the KDE is again patched to
use the new default mozilla directory.

Perhaps the only "clean" solution would be to modify Konq to scan
/usr/mozilla-*/plugins/ directories for browser plugins?

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Comment 1 Warren Togami 2003-06-06 03:12:09 EDT
Upstream report
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2003-06-08 05:47:55 EDT
Upstream doesn't seem to happy about this request.  Perhaps a standard symlink
to /usr/lib/mozilla-%{version}/plugins should be added to Rawhide Mozilla
package?  Then other people who re-package Mozilla for Red Hat can adopt that
symlink standard, and Konqueror wont need to manually follow the mozilla
directory for each version.
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2003-06-08 05:51:09 EDT
(CC Blizzard to ask about the possible symlink in Mozilla RPM solution that
upstream KDE suggests.  I agree this would be the cleanest way to solve this
problem, however I've seen some browser plugins in the past crash when used from
a symlinked directory in this fashion...)
Comment 4 Ngo Than 2003-06-10 15:36:56 EDT
mozilla should have a standard symlink to /usr/lib/mozilla-%{version}/plugins.
Comment 5 Christopher Blizzard 2003-06-23 11:23:39 EDT
Just use /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins for all plugins instead of using the one in a
specific version.

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