Can't use the extensions provided by the webext-* packages

Bug #1818549 reported by Paride Legovini on 2019-03-04
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
browserpass (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
Medium
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ublock-origin (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

chromium-browser seems to ignore the extensions installed using the webext-* packages, e.g.

webext-ublock-origin
webext-browserpass

The extensions simply do not show up anywhere in Chromium, while they work fine in Firefox. These webext packages are syncs from Debian, and on Debian systems they correctly show up both in Firefox and Chromium (installed using the 'chromium' Debian package).

I'm running an up-to-date disco, with chromium-browser 72.0.3626.96-0ubuntu1. I didn't try with any previous version, so I don't know if the problem is a regression.

Paride

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Confirmed, chromium doesn't list the extensions installed by those packages.
However if I go to chrome://extensions, I can click on the button to load an unpacked extension, and point the file picker to /usr/share/chromium/extensions/ublock-origin, and the extension is correctly loaded.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
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