Firefox ignores all installed plug-ins

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Core
Plug-ins
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major
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
11 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Martin Rosenau, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20070731 Firefox/2.0.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20070731 Firefox/2.0.0.6

On my installation Firefox fully ignores installed plug-ins.

According to the plug-in documentation Firefox will search some directories (namely /opt/firefox2/plugins, ~/.mozilla/plugins and $MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH) for plug-ins.

Using the truss command ("truss -f -o trussfile /opt/firefox2/firefox") you can see that Firefox will only stat the first two directories (but not do a getdents ) and fully ignores the $MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH.

This means that Firefox ignores all plug-ins installed.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install plug-ins in Firefox for Solaris
2.about:plugins
Actual Results:  
Installed plug-ins are not shown.


Expected Results:  
Installed plug-ins are displayed and working.
Component: Extension/Theme Manager → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: extension.manager → plugins
(Reporter)

Comment 1

11 years ago
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The main problem seem to be the .js preferences files in the Solaris package.

By modifying them plug-ins can be enabled.

However the MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable is still ignored.

Comment 2

10 years ago
What preference in what .js file is wrong?

Comment 3

10 years ago
I tried Firefox 2.0.0.11 and Firefox 3.0 to reproduce the bug, but installed plug-ins can be shown in the about:plugins page, therefore the bug cannot be reproduced, and there is no environment variable $MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH in my system.

Comment 4

10 years ago
Chang this bug to WFM on behalf of Pei Hu. Can not reproduce this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Pei: I think you have misunderstood what the bug reporter is saying. There isn't supposed to be a a MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable on your system; the point is that if you set it yourself, Firefox should look there for plugins. This works on Linux - I use it myself. So if it is not working on Solaris, this is a bug.

Gerv
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