Firefox 4 repo
fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 04:41:32 UTC 2010
On Sunday 18 July 2010 09:13 PM, JD wrote:
> On 07/18/2010 08:56 PM, David wrote:
>> 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/libflashplayer.so
>>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 skroot root 39 Jun 25 12:36
>>> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so ->
>>> 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
>> 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.
> Not 100% correct.
> I AM using the vanilla binary tarball from mozilla.com
> and not the fedora distributed rpm.
> So, I am not having any issues with any of my plugins
> in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. The mozilla.com's FF binary has
> no trouble finding the plugins.
>> 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.
> You know, some of those "directions" are
> probably ancient and have not been updated,
> ans so, they have kept the code in FF to also search
> Also, how come the vanilla binary from mozilla.com
> does not create /firefox/plugins when you untar the
> tarball as root?
> I have never used /firefox/plugins
> I have no plugins in my home directory.
These are the installed plugins on my system.
$ lt ~/.mozilla/plugins/
drwx------. 2 jallad jallad 4.0K May 28 10:15 moonlight
drwxrwxr-x. 2 jallad jallad 4.0K May 28 10:15 QuakeLive
$ lt /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
$ lt /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 90K May 18 09:15 gecko-mediaplayer-qt.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 90K May 18 09:15 gecko-mediaplayer-wmp.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 89K May 18 09:15 gecko-mediaplayer-rm.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 89K May 18 09:15 gecko-mediaplayer-dvx.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 91K May 18 09:15 gecko-mediaplayer.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 9.2M May 29 14:19 libflashplayer.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 5.2K Jun 1 07:30
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 41 Jun 16 10:26 libjavaplugin.so ->
In firefox I see the moonlight and QuaLive plugins disabled since they
are not compatible with FF4.0b. However they are not listed under
plugins, instead they show up as disabled extensions. And none of my
system-wide plugins are available to me. My about:plugins page is
Hope this describes my situation clearly.
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