uninstalling bootstrapped extensions on android still needs a fennec restart



8 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: tchung, Assigned: wesj)






(2 attachments)



8 years ago
Created attachment 502022 [details]
uninstalling jetpack screenshot

using dietrich's jetpack test extension, uninstalling it (without restart) should remove the "H" in the bookmarks sidebar.  It only goes away after doing a fennec restart.

Test file: http://people.mozilla.com/~dietrich/install.html

See screenshot.  This was installed, uninstalled, and re-installed (which is why you see two instances of the H in the chrome).  Fennec restart was not initiated during this process.

1) install android nightly: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv71; rv:2.0b9pre) Gecko/20110107 Firefox/4.0b9pre Fennec/4.0b4pre	
2) install the test extension
3) allow the installer, and verify it gets installed (H appears in sidebar)
4) open addons manager, and uninstall the test extension (don't restart fennec)
5) Verify addons manager removes the test extension, but navigate back to bookmarks sidebar and H is still present. 
6) Restart Fennec, and you'll see the H's go away.

- uninstalling bootstrapped extensions shouldnt require fennec to restart to pick up the changes

- have to restart fennec if you want to see the uninstall changes.

Comment 1

8 years ago
tested on a Nexus S


8 years ago
Assignee: nobody → wjohnston

Comment 2

8 years ago
Logging shows the shutdown and uninstall methods being called, so I'm wondering if this is just a bug in the addon. Jetpack makes the code a bit more difficult to read, so I'm adding dietrich to get his feedback.
I looked in the add-on XPI and I don't see any code that would remove the
button when the add-on is uninstalled. Therefore, the behavior you saw is

Dietrich can reopen if he expects the add-on the handle uninstall gracefully.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 4

8 years ago
ah okay, can you provide me a bootstrapped extension that changes the chrome and handles unistalling correctly?   I would like to add that to my testcases.   Thanks for investigating.
Created attachment 502050 [details]
simple bootstrap add-on

This add-on will install and uninstall without a restart

Comment 6

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> Created attachment 502050 [details]
> simple bootstrap add-on
> This add-on will install and uninstall without a restart

Actually, the addon is still not removing the test UI from the chrome when uninstalling nor disabling.   

It only works right when setting it to enable, or installing it on first try.

It might be better to take this test extension to another thread since this is already invalid.   should i file a new bug?
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