Re: Firefox 4 repo

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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/
>>> 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.
> Not 100% correct.
> I AM using the vanilla binary tarball from
> and not the fedora distributed rpm.
> So, I am not having any issues with any of my plugins
> in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. The'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
> /firefox/plugins.
> Also, how come the vanilla binary from
> 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.



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