Firefox 4 repo

David dgboles at
Mon Jul 19 03:56:27 UTC 2010

On 7/18/2010 11:44 PM, JD wrote:
>   On 07/18/2010 08:22 PM, David wrote:
>> On 7/18/2010 11:00 PM, Suvayu Ali wrote:
>> Firefox looks for plugins in /firefox/plugins. Which is where ever you
>> put it.  Perhaps   /home/<user_name>/firefox/plugins?
> Not so.
> My flash plugin is in
> $ ls -l /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 skroot root 39 Jun 25 12:36 
> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ -> 
> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/
> Firefox does not search /usr/lib/flash-plugin/
> It searches /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
> However, you are free to put the plugins in your home dir path, such as
> ~/.mozilla/firefox/plugins/
> or
> ~/.mozilla/firefox/your-profile-name/plugins

The Firefox that this person wants to use is the package from Mozilla
not the package from Fedora. The package that Fedora provides looks in
/usr/lib mozilla/plugins, as you wrote, and also in
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins on 64 bit systems.

Mozilla says to use /firefox/plugins. Would using Fedora's directories
work? Maybe. I don't know because I just followed Mozilla's directions,
it is their program after all, and have had no problems over the years.


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