greasemonkey stopped working in karmic; fixed by removing extensions.rdf

Bug #445854 reported by Steve Langasek on 2009-10-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

I had assumed LP greasemonkey scripts were broken for the past couple of weeks because of LP UI changes, but when I started looking into it I found that I couldn't load the new version of the LP greasemonkey scripts at all. Greasemonkey showed up under Tools->Add-Ons->Extensions, but enable/disable had no effect and I couldn't edit preferences, nor was it showing up under the menu.

Tearing apart my .mozilla directory, I found that removing the extensions.rdf file from my profile was enough to reset everything and get it working. Will attach this .rdf file in follow-up.

Adding new extensions to the system also resulted in them failing to appear in Tools->Add-Ons->Extensions.

I think this is a firefox bug for not correctly managing the upgrade of extensions.rdf.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Oct 7 15:08:06 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: firefox-3.5 3.5.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.38-generic
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic x86_64

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :
Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: regression-potential
tags: added: regression-release
removed: regression-potential
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