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Re: Need to be root to install plugins. was Re: [SLUG] Firebird Googlesearch to do Australia?
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- Subject: Re: Need to be root to install plugins. was Re: [SLUG] Firebird Googlesearch to do Australia?
- From: Peter Hardy <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 11:17:25 +1000
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On 07/15/04 11:05, Michael Lake wrote:
Peter Hardy wrote:
You can install a firefox search plugin:
http://mycroft.mozdev.org/quick/google.html , grep for Australia,
click the linky thing. You need to be root to install plugins. And
I just installed Firefox yesterday on my PowerBook and when I go to
install plugins it just crashes and exits. So perhaps thats the problem;
it is trying to install into /usr/share/firefox/plugins.
On my x86 deebian box firefox doesn't crash. It behaves exactly as if
the plugin installed correctly (ie: does nothing). An error message
would have been nice, and saved me 10 minutes of headscratching.
I could not
find any option in the preferences to tell it to install plugins into
its own directory .firefix/plugins. I do not intend to login as root and
A lot of extensions have the option of installing globally or in a
user's home directory. It's a shame the search plugins don't. In fact, I
think I'm going to go file a bug.
In the meantime, though, I guess you could try grabbing
http://mycroft.mozdev.org/plugins/googleAU.src and putting that in a
searchplugins directory under your homedir. You'd also need to copy
/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/searchplugins/google.gif to googleAU.gif in
your user one. Note that I'm not sure if this will actually work. :-)