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robbyx
 
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Post Posted March 28th, 2011, 7:43 pm

I have just updated to 4 and can not see any addons as being installed.

Profiles.ini is at: /home/rob/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini

It seems to be in the right place. Should the content be changed for 4. I wish to use the default profile. Currently it contains:

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[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=0
Path=/media/mydocs/FFprofile/4tl537wk.default
Default=1

[Profile1]
Name=Which
IsRelative=0
Path=/media/mydocs/FF_which_profile

[Profile2]
Name=Harmony
IsRelative=1
Path=Harmony
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Post Posted March 28th, 2011, 9:48 pm

If you go to about:support (or Help - Troubleshooting Information), what's listed?

robbyx
 
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Post Posted March 28th, 2011, 9:55 pm

I can see no addons.

This is the begining of the long list


Application Basics






Name


Firefox




Version


4.0




User Agent


Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0




Profile Directory









Enabled Plugins



about:plugins





Build Configuration



about:buildconfig








Extensions






Name


Version


Enabled


ID










Modified Preferences
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Post Posted March 28th, 2011, 10:14 pm

Please try the instructions given right here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_ins ... sion_files

(Note: I tried renaming the extensions.* files in my own Firefox profile and found Firefox does not rebuild the extension list correctly and totally wiped my extension list, which is never supposed to happen. I'm unsure if the same thing will happen on your side when you try the instructions, but please make sure you don't delete the extensions.* files but only rename them!)
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Post Posted March 28th, 2011, 10:40 pm

Firefox 4 doesn't use the same extensions.* files as Firefox 3.x.x versions did, most were replaced by the extensions.sqlite file in Firefox 4.








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Post Posted March 28th, 2011, 10:46 pm

From about:support, if you click "Open Containing Folder", a window should pop up pointing to your profile. Go into the "extensions" folder.

Is there anything in there?

robbyx
 
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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 3:21 pm

They are in the /media/mydocs/FFprofile/4537wk.default/extensions

Under the add on manager there is no extensions or no addons.

Within the profile folder there is a file extensions.sqlite
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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 3:26 pm

robbyx wrote:They are in the /media/mydocs/FFprofile/4537wk.default/extensions

Under the add on manager there is no extensions or no addons.

Within the profile folder there is a file extensions.sqlite


Try this:

Delete the following files from your Profile (if present):

addons.sqlite
addons.sqlite-journal
compatibility.ini
extensions.ini
extensions.log
extensions.sqlite

Firefox will recreate them if needed.
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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 3:29 pm

Copy everything from within the extensions folder to somewhere safe, just in case.

Then shut down Firefox, and delete that extensions.sqlite file.

Start Firefox again.

robbyx
 
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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 5:17 pm

KWierso wrote:Copy everything from within the extensions folder to somewhere safe, just in case.

Then shut down Firefox, and delete that extensions.sqlite file.

Start Firefox again.


I followed your advice. It does not seem to have worked. The position with the extensions and addons is the same as before I deleted the sqlite file.
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Post Posted March 29th, 2011, 5:43 pm

Do you have an addons.sqlite file like Grizzly suggested above?

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Post Posted March 30th, 2011, 9:55 am

No, I do not have the addons.sqlite or addons.sqlite.journal.

I have the others referred to above ie compatability. ini and Extensions.ini/log/sqlite.
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Post Posted March 30th, 2011, 10:18 am

Did you delete it too?

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Post Posted March 30th, 2011, 10:32 am

No, but it is not in the profile.
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Post Posted March 30th, 2011, 5:48 pm

I tried reinstalling via synaptic and that has made no difference. Any ideas?
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