Installing new dictionaries leads to 404 page



7 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: versluis2000, Assigned: clouserw)







7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Build ID: 20120312181643

Steps to reproduce:

I was trying to install a new dictionary from the Spell Checking drop down. This is from an email composition window. This kindly supplied a list of installed dictionaries, and a link to "install new dictionary". I clicked that.

Actual results:

This took me to a new Thunderbird tab (nice!) with a 404 page, saying add-on not found. It's not a biggie, since there was a link on the left hand side which pointed me to the right direction. However, being an occasional software developer myself, I thought I'd let you guys know about this.

Expected results:

The link should have gone to the correct place immediately, without the 404 page in the middle.

Comment 1

7 years ago
(In reply to Jay Versluis from comment #0)
Confirmed here:
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:11.0) Gecko/20120327 Thunderbird/11.0.1
Application Build ID: 20120327115527

Write ➯ Options ➯ Spell Checking ➯ Language ➯ Download more dictionaries... (error page).
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0

This also fails in Firefox, so it's probably a core bug.
Firefox: Right click textarea -> Languages -> Add Dictionaries...

Looks like it should now go to[language]/[application]/language-tools/
Component: Preferences → Spelling checker
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: preferences → spelling-checker
Version: 11 → unspecified


7 years ago
Severity: normal → critical
Component: Spelling checker → Public Pages
Keywords: regression
Product: Core →
QA Contact: spelling-checker → web-ui
This is a major regression in AMO link functionality, breaking all older versions and current versions of Firefox & Thunderbird. It looks like it could be fixed by a redirect from


but I believe that if this is the new location then new versions of Firefox, Thunderbird & all should be updated to point to this new location rather than the old one.
tracking-firefox11: --- → ?
tracking-firefox12: --- → ?

Comment 4

6 years ago
Assignee: nobody → clouserw
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 5

6 years ago
I added a redirect back in for /dictionaries/  It'll be on in a second.
I've temporarely changed setting in Thunderbird to and can confirm it works! Good job. Don't know how to test this in Firefox, because I can't find the pref there...


6 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 745434

Comment 8

6 years ago
We're a week out from Firefox 12's release. It sounds like this can be at least temporarily resolved server side. Please email today if you still believe this needs to go into our final beta. Otherwise, we'll first resolve this for FF13 if any further action is necessary.
status-firefox11: --- → wontfix
status-firefox12: --- → wontfix
tracking-firefox11: ? → -
tracking-firefox12: ? → -
tracking-firefox13: --- → +

Comment 9

6 years ago
Just tested - everything looks fine to me on FF13. This must have been rolled out to production.
tracking-firefox13: + → -
Product: → Graveyard
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