Closed Bug 1393434 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Ubuntu Modifications determines an infinite loop of requests to restart the browser

Categories

(WebExtensions :: General, defect)

All
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(firefox-esr52 unaffected, firefox55 unaffected, firefox56 wontfix, firefox57 unaffected)

RESOLVED WONTFIX
Tracking Status
firefox-esr52 --- unaffected
firefox55 --- unaffected
firefox56 --- wontfix
firefox57 --- unaffected

People

(Reporter: ccomorasu, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

Details

(Keywords: regression)

[Affected versions]:
 Fx 56.0b3 Developer Edition
 Fx 56.0b4 Developer Edition
 Fx 56.0b5 Developer Edition
 
[Affected platforms]:
 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64
 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x64

[Steps to reproduce]:
 1. Open Firefox with a clean profile.
 2. Go to hamburger menu and click on the "Ubuntu Modifications" notification.
 3. Enable the "Ubuntu Modifications" from the door hanger and restart the browser.
 4. Go to a page and wait (i.e. www.amazon.com ).

[Expected result]:
 The broswer works accordingly.

[Actual result]:
 The doorhanger with "You should restart Firefox Developer Edition now to install updates" is displayed, even after the user restarts the browser.

[Regression range]:
 Last Good: Fx 56.0b2 Developer edition (build ID: 20170810180547)
 First Bad: Fx 56.0b3 Developer edition (build ID: 20170815141045)
 Pushlog: https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-beta/pushloghtml?fromchange=2638feb177dd&tochange=efabe9b3a88e
Chris, can you look into this? I also noticed on bug 1364978 you said there were plans to retire the add-on. Is that still the case?
Flags: needinfo?(chrisccoulson)
This doesn't seem related to the add-on specifically. My wager is this is related to the changes for bug 1372448 to make sideloaded add-ons work again.

How is the Ubuntu add-on installed?
bug 1372448 is in this regression range.
As soon as you start Firefox, freshly installed with a clean profile there is a notification in the hamburger menu. 
Once you click it the notification states : " Ubuntu Modifications added to Firefox! ".
(In reply to Mike Kaply [:mkaply] from comment #2)
> This doesn't seem related to the add-on specifically. My wager is this is
> related to the changes for bug 1372448 to make sideloaded add-ons work again.

Andrew, did you test the fix in bug 1372448 on Ubuntu? Could you take a look at this regression?
Flags: needinfo?(aswan)
I would be surprised if there's something specific to Ubuntu here.  But it sounds like the extension in question is not restartless which means it will stop working in 57.  Given that, I can't justify spending much time on this...
Flags: needinfo?(aswan)
We haven't seen any other reports of this issue and the extension does not look like it's very widespread. Too late to fix this in 56.
Resolving as we won't take a fix for 56 at this point and 57 will disable this add-on anyway.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: Add-ons → General
Product: Tech Evangelism → WebExtensions
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