Plugin Finder Service 2 never finds anything

Bug #752364 reported by Ivanka Majic on 2011-04-06
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
Ubufox Extension
Chris Coulson
ubufox (Ubuntu)
Chris Coulson
Chris Coulson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

This link:
Firefox on fresh install of natty.

Get the message that add plugins.

Click to add plugins and the finder just keeps looking and never finds anything.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firefox 4.0~rc2+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Apr 6 11:20:53 2011
 firefox 4.0~rc2+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
 flashplugin-installer N/A
 adobe-flashplugin N/A
 icedtea-plugin N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110404)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Ivanka Majic (ivanka) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

There's a few issues here. One is that the plugin finder service data is not live for Natty just yet. The other issue is that I broke this by removing all of the general.useragent.vendor* prefs from firefox, which ubufox is using to construct the URL to the online plugin finder data

affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
affects: Ubuntu Natty → ubufox (Ubuntu Natty)
Changed in ubufox (Ubuntu Natty):
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.04-beta-2
Changed in ubufox:
status: New → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubufox - 0.9-0ubuntu1

ubufox (0.9-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release v0.9
  * All patches are merged in to the upstream branch now

  * Fix LP: #750305 - Please update links and configs for Natty release.
    Rather than doing this manually for every release, we add a dist.js with
    distro information (populated at build time with lsb_release) and just
    do all this automatically.
  * Fix LP: #752364 - Plugin Finder Service never finds anything. Use the
    release info in dist.js to construct the URL, now that this got dropped
    from Firefox
  * Fix LP: #728826 - Update icons to new versions.
  * Drop the pluginGlue.js module. This didn't work, as we can no longer
    use a modules registerSelf method to use nsICategoryManager at startup,
    due to the XPCOM registration changes in Firefox 4. Instead, add
    category entries with the chrome.manifest
  * Fix LP: #709125 - User agent doesn't include Ubuntu in it so doesn't work. We add an extra X-Ubuntu HTTP header in
    requests to, rather than send this information out in
    every request in the UA string

  * Add build-depend on lsb-release so we can create dist.js
 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Sat, 09 Apr 2011 00:08:51 +0100

Changed in ubufox (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Note, this won't actually work for you until the service goes live, but the browser-side fixes are there (you can test those by setting <email address hidden> to 10.04 in about:config)

Changed in ubufox:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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