[CentOS] [OT] Firefox loses plugins, anyone else? Bug? Known?
Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Fri Dec 5 13:35:04 UTC 2008
William L. Maltby wrote:
> Fully up-to-date CentOS 5.2 and Firefox browser. A previous thread had a
> problem with plugins disappearing. I've discovered, by accident, a
> causal relationship.
> Running a Thunderbird mail client (could happen with others? Haven't
> tested with Evolution yet.) I click a link that opens the browser. BANG!
> The plugins.dat is "emptied".
> Restored from my rsync backup, repeat, BANG! "Empty" again.
> Now, if the browser is already open, NP.
> Anyone can confirm?
> Known problem?
> If not, I'll post bugs in the appropriate places.
Tried to reproduce this and could not - closed Firefox, clicked on a
link in Thunderbird that opens Firefox. All plugins are OK.
I have no plugins.dat, only
Have had problems with disappearing plugins when first starting Firefox,
and then having them return after closing/restarting. Seemed to be a
function of historical user configs and updates as it was not
reproducible on a fresh user account. Never could find a bug report on
it and did not create one as it worked OK on a clean config. Perhaps
you could try this on a fresh account to check out that variable.
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