[CentOS] Re: firefox update extensions
agibson at ptm.com
Thu Oct 27 20:11:03 UTC 2005
> On 10/27/05, Greg Knaddison <greg.knaddison at gmail.com> wrote:
>>AFAIK the extension updates only work some of the time anyway. Are
>>you sure that there are extensions in Firefox that should be getting
>>updated but that are not?
>>Can you provide examples of what those might be?
> On my work PC (windows)I got a notice that Noscript had an update,
> its updated to 22.214.171.124 at home in CentOS it still 126.96.36.199. Also at
> work translate is version 0.6.0.7 and at home its 0.6.0.6
> Should I get the "checking for updates" dialog box when I manually
> request an update check? If so I dont get that either.
Fedora Core 4 has the same issue. Extension updates are disabled in
firefox. This is a major security issue IMHO. If a security issue is
found in an extension and the developer updates the extension, The user
will have no idea that the extension needs to be updated. I stopped
using the RPMs of firefox that FC4 provides because of this reason and
just download the tar of firefox from the main firefox website so that
extension updates work.
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