Currently, when one changes the following preference  from its default value of using addons.mozilla.org to the preview site at addons.allizom.org, so the preference value becomes , the add-on can not be found on Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6 -- but not Minefield. The query  returns the add-on through the site. This currently affects a Mozmill test  for Firefox 3.5 and 3.6 where we try to search this add-on through the Add-on manager to install it, but it is not found.  extensions.getAddons.search.url  https://addons.allizom.org/%LOCALE%/%APP%/api/%API_VERSION%/search/%TERMS%/all/10/%OS%/%VERSION%  https://addons.allizom.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=Add-on%20Compatibility%20Reporter  http://hg.mozilla.org/qa/mozmill-tests/file/8530a6bbf1b0/firefox/restartTests/testExtensionInstallGetAddons/test1.js
Forgot to mention, the query used is 'Add-on Compatibility Reporter' and what is returned is a single result for the Add-on 'Crash Report Helper'. The second add-on listed of the query https://addons.allizom.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=Add-on%20Compatibility%20Reporter.
I dont know if search is the best component for this, please move if necessary.
It doesn't only happen on allizom, but also when performing a search from within the addons manager without the preferences modified. There is no result reportered back.
I see a result when searching in Minefield and I see the add-on in the API results. Any chance you already have that add-on installed?
(In reply to comment #4) > I see a result when searching in Minefield and I see the add-on in the API > results. Any chance you already have that add-on installed? As I indicated, this is with Namoroka and Shiretoko, where the variance in the search is visible. When changing the preference to the preview site, 'allizom', I am unable to retrieve the Add-on as a result through searching in the old manager. It is visible through the query below, and I'm using a same query in the old manager. Compatibility is good 'Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b8pre'. The Add-on is not installed. https://addons.allizom.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=Add-on%20Compatibility%20Reporter
Dave, will you be able to further investigate this? Anyone else? Henrik, if this lingers, would you propose we switch the tests to locate another available add-on?
Justin, is it anything your group can check/fix in a short term? Not sure if this could be a regression in an upcoming AMO version.
The failure has been started with out test-run on 2010/11/17 . Means it could be the cause of a check-in between 2010/11/16 and 2010/11/17: http://mozmill-release.brasstacks.mozilla.com/#/general/failure?branch=3.6&platform=Mac&from=2010-11-01&to=2010-12-07&test=firefox%2FrestartTests%2FtestExtensionInstallGetAddons%2Ftest1.js&func=testInstallExtension
I'll investigate this.
Is this still a bug on addons-dev.allizom.org?