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Post Posted December 14th, 2005, 1:13 pm

It is not possible to directly combine -install-global-extension and MI. What I meant in this post was that both ways complement each other, so that you can install extensions globally and to the profile in an unattended way.

See this post for how to install an extension globally. You'll find there even the necessary batch code to globally install a whole directory full of extensions.

Does this answer your question?

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Post Posted December 14th, 2005, 7:07 pm

understood ... thanks for the reply ... and THANKS for all that time you have saved me with MI !!

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Post Posted January 14th, 2006, 3:10 pm

CrazyCoder wrote:Pack 1.0 (1MB)
This util will create .xpi files from all the extensions you have in your profile directory, check readme.txt for details.

.xpi files will have human readable names according to extension name. They can be transferred to another machine and installed, or uploaded to the web server and installed with Mass Installer.

Perl source is inside. Feel free to modify.


whoa, thanks, that'd be freakin sweet if it could be combined with mi

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Post Posted January 15th, 2006, 3:27 pm

would make much more sense if MI could automatically generate the extensions list from a profile.

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Post Posted January 15th, 2006, 3:41 pm

What does make more sense is that MI does just install your extensions. For generating the necessary list, please use InfoLister - which is much better at its job than MI could ever be.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2006, 3:41 pm

You guys have got poor (dumb) me totally confused.

I've got a text file on my "E" drive ("E:\Setup Files\~ Pre-Office\~ Done\Firefox\~ Firefox Extensions\Firefox Mass Installer Extensions.txt");

In it I have (for now) one extension listed -- that is actually on my hard drive:
file:///E:/SetupF~1/~Pre-O~1/~Done/~1/~Firef~1/~Done/~1/linkpreview-2.1-fx.xpi

And I get nothing but errors. "The following file could not be loaded... due to error ... or corrupted..."

What the heck am I doing wrong here? I've read (I thought) through the msgs of the posts, but Nada.

?

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Post Posted April 17th, 2006, 4:28 am

My guess is that the path you indicated is invalid. I suggest you keep the txt file and the extensions in the same folder and use relative paths (i.e. only linkpreview-2.1-fx.xpi instead of the whole file:///...). Alternatively, you can use Mass Installer to create the absolute paths for you: open its options and Find all the extensions you'd like to install (you should be able to select multiple files in the file picker). You'll see then all the URLs in the dialog. Still, Mass Installer is rather thought for remote installation, since you should be able to drag multiple downloaded extensions over the Extensions manager to install them all at once...

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Post Posted April 17th, 2006, 10:15 am

zeniko:

Thanks.

Chuck

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Post Posted April 23rd, 2006, 6:20 am

Hi Zeniko, got an idea, instead of counting on extensions makers why don't you create an option, that allow to synchronize extension by sending them to a ftp server ?

Bonjour Zeniko, je me disais que peut être il était possible de régler le problème des mises a jour des d'extensions, en créant une option permettant d'envoyer les extension installées sur un serveur (chaque utilisatueur utiliserait son propre serveur, comme c'est le cas avec l'extension bookmarks synchronizer, pour stoker ses extensions), a chaque fois qu'un utilisateur mettrait a jour une extension, il ferait (en un seul clic) une synchronisation qui enverrait la dernière version de l'extension sur son serveur. Dans l'autre sens, les versions des extensions se trouvant sur le serveur qui seraient plus recentes seraient installées sur les autres machines.

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Post Posted April 23rd, 2006, 7:41 am

crocefisso: Because I don't have the time (nor the need) for that. ;) Mass Installer is just about installing extensions from a remote server, not about creating the list for itself or preparing extensions to be mass installed on other profiles/computers. You might rather want to suggest such a feature to mrtech for his Local Install extension.

Et le problème des mises a jour n'est plus si grave comme il y a une année, car une majorité des extensions et maintenant listé sur addons.mozilla.org (et ce site produit automatiquement les informations nécessaires pour trouver la version la plus récente).

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Post Posted April 26th, 2006, 1:41 pm

I haven't used this extension for over a year. I'm therefore now discontinuing it. You might want to use multiple item packaging or Local Install instead. Should anybody take this project over, please just post a link here (I'll then add it to the first post).

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Post Posted May 3rd, 2006, 2:19 am

Hello

Thanks for your work, the extension has been very very helpful to me, and I'm still using it every week to propose a remote installation of Firefox to friends who are ready to turn from MS IE to Firefox, with a bundle of predefined extensions !

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Post Posted May 3rd, 2006, 11:02 pm

[quote="zeniko"]Mass Installer has been discontinued.

Oh my God! Why?!?!?!

That was my #1 favorite extension! :-(

It has saved me *lots* of time.

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Post Posted May 4th, 2006, 1:14 pm

To be clear: Mass Installer will continue to work for Firefox 1.5.0.* just fine. And for Firefox 2 and newer you should still be able to use your list files by saving <a href="data:text/html,%3C!DOCTYPE%20HTML%20PUBLIC%20%22-%2F%2FW3C%2F%2FDTD%20HTML%204.01%2F%2FEN%22%3E%0A%3Ctitle%3EExtension%20Mass%20Installer%3C%2Ftitle%3E%0A%0A%3Cscript%20type%3D%22text%2Fjavascript%22%3E%0A%09var%20x%20%3D%20new%20XMLHttpRequest()%3B%0A%09x.open(%22GET%22%2C%20document.location.href.replace(%2F.*%5C%2F(.*)%5C.html%3F%2Fi%2C%20%22%241.txt%22)%2C%20false)%3B%0A%09x.send(null)%3B%0A%09%0A%09var%20lines%20%3D%20x.responseText.replace(%2F%5Cr%5Cn%3F%2Fg%2C%20%22%5Cn%22).split(%2F%5Cn%2B%2F)%3B%0A%09var%20urls%20%3D%20%5B%5D%3B%0A%09%0A%09for%20(var%20i%20%3D%200%3B%20i%20%3C%20lines.length%3B%20i%2B%2B)%0A%09%7B%0A%09%09var%20line%20%3D%20lines%5Bi%5D%3B%0A%09%09if%20(!line%20%7C%7C%20line.charAt(0)%20%3D%3D%20%22%23%22)%0A%09%09%7B%0A%09%09%09document.write('%3Ccode%20style%3D%22color%3A%20gray%3B%22%3E'%20%2B%20lines%5Bi%5D%20%2B%20'%3C%2Fcode%3E%3Cbr%3E')%3B%0A%09%09%7D%0A%09%09else%0A%09%09%7B%0A%09%09%09document.write('%3Cinput%20type%3D%22checkbox%22%20id%3D%22ext'%20%2B%20urls.length%20%2B%20'%22%20checked%3E%20%3Clabel%20for%3D%22ext'%20%2B%20urls.length%20%2B%20'%22%3E'%20%2B%20line%20%2B%20'%3C%2Flabel%3E%3Cbr%3E')%3B%0A%09%09%09%0A%09%09%09if%20(!%2F%5E%5Ba-z%5D%5Ba-z0-9.%2B-%5D*%3A%2Fi.test(line))%0A%09%09%09%7B%20%2F%2F%20cf.%20http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ietf.org%2Frfc%2Frfc2396.txt%2C%20Appendix%20A%0A%09%09%09%09line%20%3D%20document.location.href.replace(%2F%5B%5E%5C%2F%5D%2B%24%2F%2C%20%22%22)%20%2B%20line%3B%0A%09%09%09%7D%0A%09%09%09urls.push(line)%3B%0A%09%09%7D%0A%09%7D%0A%09%0A%09function%20install()%0A%09%7B%0A%09%09for%20(var%20xpi%20%3D%20%7B%7D%2C%20i%20%3D%200%3B%20i%20%3C%20urls.length%3B%20i%2B%2B)%0A%09%09%7B%0A%09%09%09if%20(document.getElementById(%22ext%22%20%2B%20i).checked)%0A%09%09%09%7B%0A%09%09%09%09xpi%5Burls%5Bi%5D.replace(%2F.*%5C%2F%2F%2C%20%22%22)%5D%20%3D%20urls%5Bi%5D%3B%0A%09%09%09%7D%0A%09%09%7D%0A%09%09InstallTrigger.install(xpi)%3B%0A%09%7D%0A%3C%2Fscript%3E%0A%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22button%22%20value%3D%22%20Install%20Selected%20Extensions%20%22%20onclick%3D%22install()%3B%22%20accesskey%3D%22I%22%3E%0A">this file</a> into the same folder and named the same as your list file (just with an .html extension instead of .txt - e.g. extensions.html for extensions.txt).

angrykeyboarder wrote:Oh my God! Why?!?!?!

zeniko wrote:I haven't used this extension for over a year.

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Post Posted November 10th, 2006, 10:35 am

zeniko wrote:for Firefox 2 and newer you should still be able to use your list files by saving this file into the same folder and named the same as your list file (just with an .html extension instead of .txt - e.g. extensions.html for extensions.txt).


Hi,
I just finished the change over from firefox 1.5 to 2.0 (find new forms of discontinued extensions, customize, etc.), but I couldn't find an equivalent to mass installer... Does a similar extension exist?
I tried to follow your recommendations, but I don't know what to do from the created folder... I created a list of my extensions with an html extension (mass extensions.html), I named the "file" mass extensions, but from there I don't know what to do... Could someone help me?

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