Firefox on OS X Should Respect MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH (or other alternative plugin directory)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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enhancement
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
11 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: gerdes, Unassigned)

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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1.9) Gecko/20071025 Firefox/2.0.0.9
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1.9) Gecko/20071025 Firefox/2.0.0.9

Despite spending a great amount of time searching I have been unable to discover a means to install plugins for firefox but not for safari in a robust way.  In OS X firefox appears to only search /Library/Internet Plugins and ~/Library/Internet Plugins in addition to the directories inside the bundle (which I assume will be deleted on upgrade).

Gecko Plugin API documentation says that MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH enviornment variable will allow the user to specify an additional plugin directory on windows and unix.  This should work on OS X as well (or something else accomplishing the same function).  I tried and it fails to work

If I'm missing something simple that will fix this I apoligize but if so the documentation is really lacking.  The plugin documentation (http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/) goes into some depth about plugin directories on windows and unix but is silent on OS X.

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1

11 years ago
Related problem Mac?

Firefox 3.0 OS/2 port Warning: Path with tailoring blank in value of MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH is not working.


At OS/2 command Interface the Set command delimits the string only by line end CF/LF.

So it is possible to have a value with tailoring blank in value of MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH.


set MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=s:\root\subdir [CR/LF]

set MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=s:\root\subdir[CR/LF]


Only the last version of the set command result Path working with Firefox 3.0 OS/2 port

With "set MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=s:\root\subdir [CR/LF]" no plugin are found!!

kind regards

Rainer

Comment 2

5 years ago
The plugin documentation
> (http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/) goes into some depth about plugin directories
> on windows and unix but is silent on OS X.

The documentation is now in-depth on Mac OS X.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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