mozilla-mplayer installs plugin for mozilla, but not firefox

Bug #125499 reported by ReK on 2007-07-12
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mplayerplug-in (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Installing the mozilla-mplayer metapackage puts the mplayerplug-in binaries in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins but does not add anything to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins

Had to manually move (could have symlinked I suppose, but Mozilla isn't installed) the files to get it working in firefox.

moelles (moelles) wrote :

can confirm this on feisty

the files

mplayerplug-in-dvx.so and
mplayerplug-in-dvx.xpt

exist in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ but there are no links in /usr/lib/firefox/pugins/

creating the symlinks manually solves the problem for me

I also confirm that on feisty.
It seems that firefox may be half-guilty, as I found this in /usr/bin/firefox:
   MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins${MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH+":$MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH"}

/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox is actually a link to /usr/lib/firefox.

Another workaround is then to do, at session start:
    export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

By the way, somebody mentionned a version 2.45, but the ubuntu repo still gives 2.40

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