DuckDuckGo search plugin is outdated

Bug #1415188 reported by Daniel Rozenberg on 2015-01-27
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It seems that Ubuntu overrides Firefox's DuckDuckGo search plugin with a version that doesn't support search suggestions.

e.g. I receive this file:

While Mozilla already includes their own DuckDuckGo search plugin which supports search suggestions:

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Which version of Ubuntu are you using?

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Daniel Rozenberg (daniboy) wrote :

14.10, all up-to-date

madbiologist (me-again) on 2015-04-17
tags: added: utopic
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Job Noorman (jobnoorman) wrote :

Since I also do not get any search suggestions, I suppose I have the same problem on 15.04.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Job Noorman (jobnoorman) on 2015-05-19
tags: added: vivid
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → Low
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Tim S (timss) on 2015-12-26
tags: added: wily
Tim S (timss) wrote :

FYI Debian removed their previously included DuckDuckGo search engine in favor of the one included upstream. Might want to do the same for Ubuntu.

In addition to the search engine suggestions, additional interesting changes have been included as well.

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