|Summary:||www/firefox: cannot install add-ons|
|Product:||Ports & Packages||Reporter:||Sean <seanmeu>|
|Component:||Individual Port(s)||Assignee:||freebsd-gecko (Nobody) <gecko>|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me||CC:||grahamperrin|
Description Sean 2021-02-28 04:56:17 UTC
Overview: If I try to install an add-on to Firefox, it never gets installed. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Search for an add-on to install in Firefox (e.g. Ghostery). 2. Click on the blue "Add to Firefox" button. 3. A small permissions window will pop-up in Firefox near the address bar. Click on the "Add" button in that window. Expected Results: The add-on gets installed. Actual Results: The "Add to Firefox" button gets temporarily replaced by a gray box containing a blue dot that moves back and forth. Within a minute, the "Add to Firefox" button reappears, and the add-on has not been installed. Build Date & Hardware: Firefox 86.0_2,2, FreeBSD_version 1104001, Dell Vostro PC, amd64
Comment 1 Jan Beich 2021-02-28 18:59:38 UTC
I cannot reproduce inside 11.4 i386 and 12.2 amd64 jails: Ghostery installs fine. Check your connection e.g., copy the URL to terminal then use fetch(1) to download the addon; install and enable Tor proxy in Firefox.
Comment 2 Sean 2021-03-01 02:46:43 UTC
I was thinking about using the debug tool with Firefox to see what the problem was. Unfortunately, the hard drive on my system failed; therefore, I will not be able to continue troubleshooting this issue. Now I wonder if this issue was caused by the hard drive starting to fail. :-/ Oh well. Feel free to close the case. I will reopen it or create a new one if I ever encounter this issue again.