firefox - *** loading the extensions datasource

Sean McNeil sean at
Fri Jun 18 01:57:14 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 01:12, Franz Klammer wrote:
> Sean McNeil wrote:
> > OK,
> > 
> > So I have firefox working as root and it doesn't print anything when I
> > run it.
> > 
> > As my regular user, it print the
> > 
> > *** loading the extensions datasource
> > 
> > and then core dumps.  I think I have some old cruft somewhere, but I
> > can't find it.  I deleted everything in /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins
> > and I tried it from a new account that didn't have any gnome usage
> > before I tried to run firefox.  I get the same thing: message then core
> > dump.
> extensions are installed into ~/.mozilla/firefox/default.fwe/extensions/*
> try remove the extension directory.

Already tried that.  Doesn't help.

> franz.
> > 
> > Where could these extensions be and how can I purge them.  Also, why
> > would root not try to load them?
> guessing because root has no extensions installed.

Just looked.  Same files in my ~/.mozilla/..../extensions directory as
are in the one in root.  Although the directories are a little
confusing.  I get the impression from diff as though they are hard links
yet the files in them are owned by the user for each.  Actually, I
really don't know what diff is trying to tell me:

server# diff -c3p ~/.mozilla/firefox/default.dmz/extensions
Common subdirectories:
/root/.mozilla/firefox/default.dmz/extensions/{641d8d09-7dda-4850-8228-ac0ab65e2ac9} and /home/sean/.mozilla/firefox/default.c1q/extensions/{641d8d09-7dda-4850-8228-ac0ab65e2ac9}
Common subdirectories:
/root/.mozilla/firefox/default.dmz/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} and /home/sean/.mozilla/firefox/default.c1q/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}

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