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#1 2019-05-04 13:23:53

Mardus
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[NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

GHacks and others report, that for many users, Firefox has automatically disabled all add-ons because of a certificate expiration, as all add-ons are required to be signed.

The interim remedy is in about:config to set

xpinstall.signatures.required

to false.

That will automatically re-enable all add-ons that have been disabled.

I'm using the BunsenLabs cdsized live distro, so I believe, that the live distro should have an update, too (R5?).

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#2 2019-05-04 13:28:38

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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons


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#3 2019-05-04 16:17:11

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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

Since this can't be addressed by BL maintainers, this is not our bug.


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#4 2019-05-04 22:13:31

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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

The idea being, that as and when Mozilla issues an update to Firefox that has this issue fixed — beyond Firefox version 60.6.1esr — such as 60.6.2esr or 60.7.0esr, then this could be included in the next Helium release.

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#5 2019-05-05 02:44:47

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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

Upgrades to Firefox-esr are all under the control of Debian. As twoion said, BunsenLabs developers have nothing to do with this, beyond selecting what packages to include in our releases.


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#6 2019-05-05 08:45:19

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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

the hotfix is out, everybody should at least temporarily allow:
Firefox Data Collection and Use => Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla

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#7 2019-05-05 15:40:38

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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

Mardus wrote:

GHacks and others report, that for many users, Firefox has automatically disabled all add-ons because of a certificate expiration, as all add-ons are required to be signed.

The interim remedy is in about:config to set

xpinstall.signatures.required

to false.

That will automatically re-enable all add-ons that have been disabled.

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 129#p86129

The installed addons being re-enabled is not the issue, bur rather future addons if you install them without re-enabling the config.

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#8 2019-05-06 03:32:28

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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

Mozilla have released a (partial) fix for ESR: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05 … n-firefox/

A Firefox release has been pushed — version 66.0.4 on Desktop and Android, and version 60.6.2 for ESR.

An official Debian upgrade will surely come in due course.


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#9 2019-05-06 06:49:03

Mardus
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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

ohnonot wrote:

the hotfix is out, everybody should at least temporarily allow:
Firefox Data Collection and Use => Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla

Thing is, that "Firefox data collection and use" is grayed out, and so is "Allow Firefox to install and run studies", though I did get the hotfix after setting

app.shield.optoutstudies.enabled

to true.

Yet:

toolkit.telemetry.enabled

is false and locked (cannot be modified in about:config).

Therefore, I was worried, that the update might not land at all.

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#10 2019-05-07 04:40:28

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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

^ yes, i'm sorry, apparently this does not work on ESR repo versions.
is it fixed for you? if not you can install the hotfix xpi directly.
https://storage.googleapis.com/moz-fx-n … signed.xpi (source)

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#11 2019-05-07 05:12:56

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Re: [NOT A BL BUG]Upstream Firefox bug disables all add-ons

The firefox-esr Debian upgrade is out.


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