[OpenIndiana-discuss] Firefox can't save files

Fred Kimball choope1 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 20 13:25:43 UTC 2014

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:21 AM, Oscar del Rio <delrio at mie.utoronto.ca> wrote:

On 03/19/14 11:06 AM, Udo Grabowski (IMK) wrote:
>> On 18/03/2014 17:05, Predrag Zecevic [Unix Systems Administrator] wrote:
>>> I am not changing anything: just FF27 doesn't and FF24esr does save
>>> files (between them is just pkgrm and pkgadd)
>> Hmm, maybe there's different content in the package installer ?
>> I'm always using the tar package and install it under /usr/local/lib
>> (and relink /usr/bin/firefox to that location)
>I also use the "tarball" package, extracted to /opt/firefox.
>I just installed FF 28. No problems so far (Solaris 11.1)

> On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:21 PM, Apostolos Syropoulos <asyropoulos at yahoo.com> wrote:

> > 
>>  You know that you have to relocate installed browser plugins
>>  in the /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/ directory to
>>  /usr/lib/firefox/browser/plugins/  ?
> The plugins folder lives in $HOME/.mozilla/plugins as I have only one
> user in my system. Now, I tried to add a persona to the system and it
> while it installs, when I shut down firefox and restart it, there is no
> persona! BTW, I have noticed that many times firefox does not completely
> shuts down and so I have advised users/students to use pkill firefox
> to shut down completely firefox so to restart it. I have 12 machines
> running various versions of OpenIndiana (starting with 148).
> A.S.

I use the tarball and extract Firefox and Thunderbird to /opt/mozilla. For the Firefox plugins, I symlink to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins. The package installer may require /usr/lib/firefox/browser/plugins/. $HOME/.mozilla/plugins will also work if plugins are installed there.

I noticed that I got 0 byte downloads with 27.0 and 27.0.1 running on /hipster even when starting in --safe-mode. 26.0 works. I found a couple of but reports related to 0 byte; one a recent one for the Webapp Runtime on x86 MacOS X. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=965414

After reading these emails I rebooted into a9, moved the 26.0 firefox directory to firefox-26.0 and extracted 28.0. Files are downloaded as expected. Hmmm?

--Fred Kimball

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