Installing Plugins on LiveCD - No description found in plugin database

Bug #291417 reported by Andrew on 2008-10-31
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubufox (Ubuntu)
High
Alexander Sack
Intrepid
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Reproduce/Verify:

(old package)
1. open about:config
2. ensure that pfs.datasource.url and pfs.datasource.filename have a distributionID=8.04

(new package)
3. open about:config
2. ensure that pfs.datasource.url and pfs.datasource.filename have a distributionID=8.10

On the Intrepid (final release) LiveCD, when you try to install Flash through Firefox, it doesn't give the plugins any description. giving a very bad impression. The same occurs when trying to install Java.

Screenshot attached.

This needs to be added in, as end-users may not know the difference between the flash options, so the descriptions need to be there. It also just looks broken, not making the end-user confident of it's success.

Andrew (and471) wrote :
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

flash should be ok. java applets might cause a problem.

Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → asac
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Alexander Sack (asac) on 2008-11-03
Changed in ubufox:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Fix Committed
milestone: none → intrepid-updates
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

fix is in ubuntu.intrepid branch linked to this bug. this should bubble up to the upstream branch and jaunty of course.

Alexander Sack (asac) on 2008-12-01
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubufox - 0.6-0ubuntu2

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ubufox (0.6-0ubuntu2) jaunty; urgency=low

    + LP: #291417 - Installing Plugins on LiveCD - No description found in
      plugin database; we fix distributionID in pfs.datasource.url pref.
      - update defaults/preferences/ubufox-pfs.js

 -- Alexander Sack <email address hidden> Mon, 01 Dec 2008 11:43:28 +0100

Changed in ubufox:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

uploaded ubufox_0.6-0ubuntu1.8.10.1_source.changes to intrepid-proposed

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Accepted into intrepid-proposed, please test and give feedback here. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

verified using the instrucitons in bug description. tagging accordingly.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubufox - 0.6-0ubuntu1.8.10.1

---------------
ubufox (0.6-0ubuntu1.8.10.1) intrepid-proposed; urgency=low

    + LP: #291417 - Installing Plugins on LiveCD - No description found in
      plugin database; we fix distributionID in pfs.datasource.url pref.
      - update defaults/preferences/ubufox-pfs.js

 -- Alexander Sack <email address hidden> Mon, 01 Dec 2008 11:42:14 +0100

Changed in ubufox:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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