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    [SOLVED] Firefox addons download error

    After a new installation of Hardy I am trying to configure Firefox with the addons I need and keep getting an error message at the end of the download on each addon. See attached screenshot.
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    Re: Firefox addons download error

    Are you behind a commercial firewall. I cannot install xpis in my office as they are corrupted every time by the virus scanner, not Ubuntus fault at all

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    Re: Firefox addons download error

    I searched the firefox add-ons and found the extension your attempting to install. Unfortunately, it has not been released for FF3, which I assume you have installed. Approximately half way down this page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5223

    It states:
    Works with:


    • Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0.*

    The first review also identifies that the extension won't work with FF3. I suspect that a number of your add-ons won't install depending on FF3 compatibility.

    Hope this helps....



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    Re: Firefox addons download error

    No firewall, I've got 3 computers accessing the internet via the same router DSL connection. Two Ubuntu 8.04 and One XP, all using Firefox. On this machine I backtracked to FF 2 (see attached pic.) in order to install addons that are not compatible with FF3.

    Quote Originally Posted by bmac View Post
    I searched the firefox add-ons and found the extension your attempting to install. Unfortunately, it has not been released for FF3, which I assume you have installed. Approximately half way down this page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5223

    It states:
    Works with:


    • Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0.*

    The first review also identifies that the extension won't work with FF3. I suspect that a number of your add-ons won't install depending on FF3 compatibility.

    Hope this helps....


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    Re: Firefox addons download error

    If you delete your profile, I think you can install add ons.


    Try this command: mv ~/.mozilla/firefox ~/.mozilla/firefox.backup

    EDIT: You'll lose your bookmarks and preference, unfortunately.
    Last edited by anothrguitarist; June 6th, 2008 at 10:09 AM.

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    Re: Firefox addons download error

    Quote Originally Posted by anothrguitarist View Post
    If you delete your profile, I think you can install add ons.


    Try this command: mv ~/.mozilla/firefox ~/.mozilla/firefox.backup
    will that effect anything else?
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    Re: Firefox addons download error

    You'll lose your bookmarks and preference, unfortunately.

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    Re: Firefox addons download error

    Quote Originally Posted by anothrguitarist View Post
    You'll lose your bookmarks and preference, unfortunately.
    Wow, That worked. (I've got my bookmarks backed up). Do you have an idea about my gmail problem?
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    Re: [SOLVED] Firefox addons download error

    I don't, but I can relate. Back in feisty, some websites, including gmail, wouldn't load for me. Fortunately, the community here is smart. You might try your luck on the IRC channel as well:

    irc.freenode.net #ubuntu

    Good luck.

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    Re: Firefox addons download error

    Quote Originally Posted by niceguy123 View Post
    Wow, That worked. (I've got my bookmarks backed up). Do you have an idea about my gmail problem?
    gmail problem ?? you mean the error from your first post ?
    if that is what you mean is clearly mentioned, the plugin is not working in current firefox
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