Firefox 4 does not run xpi Plugins

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: martin, Unassigned)

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4.0 Branch
x86
Windows 7
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Description

8 years ago
When I install the o2c player plugin (windows only) from www.o2c.de (just visit that url and allow installation), firefox creates a o2cplayer@eleco.com.xpi file in my profile directory, but does not load the plugin (about:plugins does not list it). If I manually unzip the xpi in that directory, everything works fine.

The same xpi works on Firefox 3.6.x just fine. The plugin also works fine on 4.0 after manual extraction.
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Comment 1

8 years ago
Created attachment 524607 [details]
Current install.rdf used inside the xpi
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Comment 2

8 years ago
Not being able to load a DLL inside a xpi file is not too suprising, after all. The plugin relies on being able to execute a helper exe file installed sideways sometimes, how would it do that from inside the zip file?

I presume there is some magic needed in the install.rdf, which I have added for your convenience. Please let me know what I need to add there to make Firefox install the plugin in extracted form, as it always did (including the betas I have tried).
See https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Extensions/Updating_extensions_for_Firefox_4#XPI_unpacking
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Resolution: FIXED → INVALID
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