Impossible to download particular add-on versions from AMO with non-Firefox browser

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4 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: RainerBielefeldNG, Unassigned)

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Workarounds:
- Comment 4
- Comment 9: disable javascript (With PrefBar), reload page
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Description

4 years ago
With EN-US SeaMonkey 2.33.1 (German Language pack)  Gecko/20100101 Build 20150321194901 (Default Theme) on German WIN7 64bit I observe that particular latest add-on can not be downloaded from version list in AMO.

Steps how to reproduce:

1. in browser open 
   <https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/ublock/versions/>
   » Most top Version 0.9.3.5 is suitable for SeaMonkey 2.21 
     or more recent 
2. Do mouseover from top (pink background) to bottom at half way between 
   text and right table border of versions list
   »  A grey [Dowlnload now] button appears
   Expected: Mouse pointer changes to "Can Click" view or rightclick
             will allow download with warning or whatever else
   Actual: no way to start download

Now try again with FF 37.0.2. Here in step 2 you will see the yellow brown
striped [Add to FF] button as expected.

a) So this might be a SeaMonkey Bug? To check this I downloaded Version 0.9.3.5, modified add-on - id in "install.rdf" and uploaded the modified add-on to AMO. For this Addon (not from list, because only 1 version available) SeaMonkey download worked (until ad-on became rejected as expected) as expected with  yellow brown striped download button.
So I think there is an AMO part in the Problem

b) You can observe the same (or similar) effect at <https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/versions/?page=1#version-20150421>. First (latest) version can not be downloaded as per step 2, but for second and older versions download is possible without problems. Here also download of Version 20150421 with FF works without problems.

c) I wonder whether it's a related problem that from <https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/ublock/> Download of µBlock 0.9.1.0 is not possible with SM, viisble effects as in step 2

Iff appropriate, please forward this one with comment to AMO related product-component
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Updated

4 years ago
Version: SeaMonkey 2.34 Branch → SeaMonkey 2.33 Branch
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Updated

4 years ago
See Also: → bug 1145026

Comment 1

4 years ago
I confirm, it is a known problem and happens in all languages. Actually, the download link is still there in HTML of the page but the buggy javascript code disables the button when a non-Firefox browser is detected. It is trivial to re-enable the button using developer tools like Firebug but of course for an average user this solution beyond their ability.

The best solution would be to fix the javascript on AMO.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

4 years ago
(In reply to lemon_juice from comment #1)
> The best solution would be to fix the javascript on AMO.

Modify product/component
Component: General → Administration
Product: SeaMonkey → addons.mozilla.org
Summary: Impossible to download particular add-on versions from AMO → Impossible to download particular add-on versions from AMO with non-Firefox browser
Version: SeaMonkey 2.33 Branch → unspecified
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Comment 3

4 years ago
NEW due to comment 1
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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Comment 4

4 years ago
If I replace "firefox" in URL by "seamonkey", download becomes possible, the yellow striped button will appear when mouseover download button.

Comment 5

4 years ago
(In reply to Rainer Bielefeld from comment #4)
> If I replace "firefox" in URL by "seamonkey", download becomes possible, the
> yellow striped button will appear when mouseover download button.

I tried that but this doesn't work for all versions. "Version 20150421" is still inaccessible for me event with "seamonkey" in the URL.
(Reporter)

Comment 6

4 years ago
(In reply to lemon_juice from comment #5)
Me too, now. It seems there was a small step in between or whatever what additionally is required to get it working, my description seems to be incomplete.
(Reporter)

Comment 7

4 years ago
Currently I can not reproduce how to get it running for WOT, but I observed something other strange:

21. In Add-on Manager search for block → View all results
22. Modify Search string to "ublock" and wait for suggestions
23. Click first suggestion "µBlock 0.9.1.0"
   » leads me to <https://addons.mozilla.org/de/android/addon/ublock/>
     Android?!? because there was no Version info in the URL 
24. 'See other Versions'
   » Version 0.9.3.5 can be downloaded with my WIN SeaMonkey, button is active,
     normla blue button
25. In URL modify "android" to "firefox": now donload is impossible, although
    there is no Version info in URL
26. In URL modify "firefox" to "seamonkey": now donload is possible again,
    but now with yellos striped "preliminary permission" button

Seems there are cookies or other secret knowledge AMO uses, for me as a user that all is very mysterious
(Reporter)

Comment 8

3 years ago
Still a problem!

Comment 9

3 years ago
(In reply to Rainer Bielefeld from comment #0)
> With EN-US SeaMonkey 2.33.1 (German Language pack)  Gecko/20100101 Build
> 20150321194901 (Default Theme) on German WIN7 64bit I observe that
> particular latest add-on can not be downloaded from version list in AMO.
> 
> Steps how to reproduce:
> 
> 1. in browser open 
>    <https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/ublock/versions/>

Things appear to have changed (for worse) because now AMO displays the huge green buttons "Only with Firefox" and the script on these pages completely removes (not hides) download URLs so I'm not able to extract them and make them clickable with the AMO Browsing extension. This would be possible to achieve but would require much more work and workarounds so I'll leave it maybe for later. The only solution now is either to switch to the /seamonkey/ version of the versions page or disable javascript.

However, with version 0.9.9 at least I was able to get beta version pages to be usable, for example: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mouse-gestures-suite/versions/beta - beta pages still retain download URLs within the code.
(Assignee)

Updated

3 years ago
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
(Reporter)

Comment 10

3 years ago
Digged out for burying it somewhere else:

I think it's not realistic to hope for a fix from AMO side.
Workarounds are known.
Browsing tool adaptions seems challenging.

So may be we should create some "Tips and Tricks" mentioning workarounds (wiki?) and close this one WONTFIX? I doubt that there will be many requests to convert an older Version of an add-on.
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