Closed Bug 183938 Opened 21 years ago Closed 21 years ago
When upgrading Mozilla, my plugins disappear
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 When I upgrade my Mozilla, all my plugins disappear and I have to reload them. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Install a version of Mozilla and load some plugins (like the Java 2 plugin) 2.Upgrade Mozilla 3.If you try to access a web page with a Java applet, you will see the missing plugin graphic Actual Results: My plugins disappeared. Expected Results: When I upgrade, my plugins should be preservered, same as any other customization (such as bookmarks and preferences).
How are you installing? tarball, sea, rpm?
Reporter, If i'm not mistaken i think your issue is this: The Linux installer tells you it has found a folder with existing Mozilla installation and asks you if it's ok to delete this folder. This means that if this folder contains your plugins they will also be lost. Before you install a new Mozilla build, copy the plugin folder from your current build to /home/YOURUSERNAME/.mozilla/plugins Mozilla will also look for plugins in this folder so you wouldn't have to reinstall each time. (i think there's a dupe on this somewhere as well)
Reporter: are you deleting directories or something before you perform the new install? Or are you installing in a separate location each time? Or are you overwriting existing installs?
The installer doesn't touch the home directory, but the old default plugin dir was under the install dir, so some still install plugins there. To avoid deletion use the ~/.mozilla/plugins dir of course. Resolving as dup of bug 69153 (by way of dup bug 160708) *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69153 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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