[Bug 161910] Ubuntu's adblock firefox extension did not uninstall correctly

crf chrisfahlman at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 21:29:56 UTC 2007

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: mozilla-firefox-adblock

After clicking "Get Ubuntu Add-Ons" in the Add-Ons dialogue in firefox,
I installed the adblock extension using the Ubuntu Install/Remove
extensions program (mozilla-firefox-adblock).

But I didn't like it, so I tried to uninstall it from within
Install/Remove extensions. However, upon restarting firefox, the
extension was still listed in the Add-Ons dialogue of firefox, and it
was active (although, I could deactivate it by choosing disable). But
the adblock extension entry was then totally MISSING from the Ubuntu
Install/Remove extensions program's list. This was an impasse.

I then went to synaptic package manager, searched, and found that the
adblock extension was still marked as installed. So I unchecked it and
it uninstalled properly, and the Ad-Block entry in the Add-Ons dialogue
was gone, and the Ad-Block entry in the Ubuntu Install/Remove extensions
became visible again. So everything went back to normal.

I shouldn't have had to go through the extra step of using the synaptic
package manager. The Ubuntu Install/Remove extensions program did not
work correctly.

** Affects: mozilla-firefox-adblock (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Ubuntu's adblock firefox extension did not uninstall correctly
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