[CentOS] [OT] Firefox loses plugins, anyone else? Bug? Known?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Dec 5 13:22:50 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 08:07 -0500, 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.

s/open/opened via the desktop/

> Anyone can confirm?
> Known problem?

Got second cup of coffee downed and went to see if the bug was known

Didn't see a match. If someone can confirm, I'll post a bug.


Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008111319
CentOS/3.0.4-1.el5.centos Firefox/3.0.4

is CentOS stock AFAIK.

> <snip>


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