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[Bug 355112] Re: Ask.com keeps being re-added to Firefox search bar after updates
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mohan
2009-09-11 23:51:43 UTC
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This is a extremely annoying bug. Gives the impression that your firefox
got infected. I really hate Ask.com for this marketing strategy. If this
is a political issue and not a technical issue, it is very serious.
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10111
2009-09-12 10:17:24 UTC
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I agree with him. I myself thought for a very long time that there might
be an agreement between Canonical and Ask.com to include the search
plugin in the Ubuntu Firefox.

Is there already a bug filed in the mozilla bugtracker for this issue?
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Aaron Kelley
2009-09-12 13:55:09 UTC
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I don't think this is really a Mozilla issue. As per comment #23, this
happens because the path to the Ask.com search plug-in changes each time
Firefox is updated, so Firefox thinks that it is a new search plug-in
that has been installed. This is a side effect of how the Ask.com
search plug-in is included with the package. The fix to this issue is
simple: if the Ask.com search plug-in must be included by default, it
should be put in /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins with all the rest
of the default plug-ins.
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10111
2009-09-12 14:40:43 UTC
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So we can just put the ask.com search plugin somewhere where the name
isn't changed any time a new version of firefox is installed as with all
the other search plugins shipped by default?
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Aaron Kelley
2009-09-12 15:13:26 UTC
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Yeah. Of course, this change would have to be made by the packagers.
If you just move the file yourself, it'll just get replaced at the next
update.
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10111
2009-09-12 15:40:29 UTC
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Sorry, that's what I meant. Just to find out whether this is a problem
that can be fixed by the packagers.
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Hendrik Lönngren
2009-09-14 09:48:24 UTC
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sent upstream: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=516361

** Bug watch added: Mozilla Bugzilla #516361
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=516361
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