Firefox on Fedora: No longer funny

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at
Sun Oct 9 11:28:33 UTC 2011

Am Sonntag, den 09.10.2011, 12:58 +0200 schrieb drago01:
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Christoph Wickert
> <christoph.wickert at> wrote:
> > Am Sonntag, den 09.10.2011, 11:34 +0200 schrieb drago01:
> >> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Christoph Wickert
> >> <christoph.wickert at> wrote:
> >> > Since Mozilla switched to the new rapid release model, Firefox in Fedora
> >> > is no longer fun: Every 6 weeks a new major version hits our stable
> >> > release and breaks Firefox horribly:
> >> >      * My favorite extensions (and actually the only thing that keeps
> >> >        me using FF) stop working. In the last 7 weeks I had to pitch in
> >> >        three times and update packages to get things working again.
> >> >        Sometimes there is not even an update available upstream.
> >>
> >> Which extensions are you talking about? The ones I use never caused an
> >> such issues.
> >
> > For example mozilla-adblockplus or chatzilla, also German language packs
> > or dictionaries.
> The later works for me No idea about chatzilla. Adblock plus (the
> upstream version) works for me.

I am talking of our packages, except for the dictionary. It's not
packaged and required a manual update for FF 5. Chatzilla standalone was
broken (at least) by FF 6 and 7. Our mozilla-adblockplus package was
broken twice and I updated it.

> >> > So what can we do to improve the situation?
> >> >     1. Can we bring back the language packs as part of the packages?
> >>
> >> They are already there.
> >
> > Indeed, they are there, but stopped working at some point. At least for
> > me.
> Sounds like some kind of bug you implied that they where removed "no
> language pack provided" and  "bring them back" which isn't the case.
> So file a bug please.

Indeed, because it stopped working with FF4 without me having changed
anything, I incorrectly assumed they were removed. I just looked at the
package contents after somebody replied that the language packs still
work fine for him.

But where should I file a bug? I doubt that Mozilla upstream feels
responsible for problems with our packages and I don't think that our FF
maintainers will troubleshoot a problem that started with Firefox 4

> That just reminds me while packing firefox extensions is not a good idea.

How else would you install an extension globally for all users?


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