can't install firefox extension, install script not found

Bug #672079 reported by Lyle Underwood
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Zeitgeist Data-Sources
Fix Committed
Michal Hruby

Bug Description

I may be terribly confused, but when the Zeitgeist add-on didn't show up in my list in FF 3.6.12 after a make local-install I tried installing it by dragging and dropping ZeitgeistDataProvider.xpi onto the FF window. It gave me a normal install add-on dialog, and after clicking install I got the following error:

"Firefox could not install the file at


because: Install script not found

I don't know a lot about FF extensions, but my understanding was that some form of install script (install.*) was required at the root of the xpi archive.

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3jioy-ctpejiok (3jioy-ctpejiok) wrote :

Maybe this solution will help you:

sudo apt-get isntall xulrunner-dev bzr libzeitgeist-dev
bzr branch lp:zeitgeist-dataproviders
cd zeitgeist-dataproviders/
cd firefox-libzg
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/xul-ext-zeitgeist
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/xul-ext-zeitgeist/chrome/content
sudo make install

I find it in this post -

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Michal Hruby (mhr3) wrote :

The local install of FF extension was fixed as well.

Changed in zeitgeist-dataproviders:
assignee: nobody → Michal Hruby (mhr3)
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in zeitgeist-datasources:
importance: Undecided → Medium
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