xpinstall.enabled bypass

RESOLVED INACTIVE

Status

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Core
Preferences: Backend
RESOLVED INACTIVE
6 years ago
3 days ago

People

(Reporter: Rui Lapa, Unassigned)

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Build ID: 20120907231657

Steps to reproduce:

lockPref("xpinstall.enabled", false); in global firefox.
Checked various users and it is "false


Actual results:

When I try to install, for example "InstantFox Quick Search, I get the message notification that system administration has locked installation.

When installing "Better Gmail 2 1.2" it installed.


Expected results:

As others... not allow for installation.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:18.0) Gecko/18.0 Firefox/18.0 - 10/01

I locked the xpinstall.enabled pref as false, then I tried to install several extensions from local folders, from addons.mozilla.org, and from the Addons Manager.

No extensions from the local folders or addons.mozilla.org got installed.

I could install extensions directly from the Addons Manager though (e.g. InstantFox Quick Search - I couldn't install it from addons.mozilla.org, but it got installed when trying directly from the Addons Manager).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Hardware: x86_64 → All

Updated

6 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Preferences: Backend
Product: Firefox → Core

Comment 2

6 years ago
see bug 601442

Comment 3

3 days ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 days ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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