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Bug 188320 - www-client/mozilla-firefox - always deletes /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins on unmerge
Summary: www-client/mozilla-firefox - always deletes /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins on unm...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-08-10 10:03 UTC by Robert W.
Modified: 2007-08-10 11:04 UTC (History)
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Description Robert W. 2007-08-10 10:03:25 UTC
On each update/unmerge of www-client/mozilla-firefox, the directory /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins is deleted with all its content.
The firefox ebuild itself has no files in this directory, but other ebuilds providing plugins. Those plugins are missing after update, causing reinstall of the providing packages.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install mozilla-firefox and a plugin-providing package (e.g. mplayerplug-in)
2. update or unmerge and reinstall mozilla-firefox
3. try to watch an video with firefox (e.g. mpg)

Actual Results:  
Firefox opens the dialog, asking where to save or how to open the media

Expected Results:  
It should find and use the previously installed plugins associated with the media-type in /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-08-10 11:04:52 UTC
As noted in the ebuild, this is intended. Leaving the stuff there breaks install.

elog "Please remember to rebuild any packages that you have built"
elog "against Firefox.