[Bug 666977] Re: Firefox plugin finder says it has installed plugin if user cancels plugin installation

Robin Green greenrd at greenrd.org
Wed Oct 27 08:34:47 UTC 2010

OK, it's probably slightly more complicated than it needs to be to
reproduce the bug, but here goes:

I first installed the Firefox add-on FlashVideoReplacer (
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/161869/ ) and restarted
Firefox to activate that add-on. (The purpose of this add-on is to
dynamically replace the Flash video player on sites like Youtube with a
native video player plugin, which for me, lets me watch Youtube videos
in a fully-functioning free software environment.)

Note: FlashVideoReplacer doesn't actually remove the flash content from
the page instantly, so Firefox still believes that a Flash plugin is
needed for that page (whether or not that is true, I don't know). If you
went to Youtube without the FlashVideoReplacer plugin installed, I don't
believe you would be asked to install *two* plugins, only a flash

Then I went to
to watch a video and Firefox prompted me at the top of the window to
install plugins. I did this, and selected gnash for the flash plugin and
gecko media player for the video player plugin.

Then apt-url (or something of a similar name) was launched to install
the plugins. However, it gets launched two times - once for each plugin.
For the first plugin, I clicked Yes to confirm installation, that
installed fine and then for the second plugin, I clicked No by accident.
I then saw a dialog saying that *both* plugins had been installed

Firefox plugin finder says it has installed plugin if user cancels plugin installation
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