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Re: Packaging IceCat extensions with Guix

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: Packaging IceCat extensions with Guix
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:18:02 -0500

I wrote:

> Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:
>> I read somewhere that Debian packages certain Firefox extensions. I
>> tried doing the same with Guix, but haven't been able to get IceCat to
>> load extensions from a directory.
>> The attached (outdated!) patch adds the "uBlock" XPI to
>> <guix-profile>/lib/icecat/extensions. I've tried symlinking this to
>> "standard" system folders (from IceCat source code), and disabled
>> unsigned extensions, but no luck so far. Maybe someone more familiar
>> with IceCat internals can try it?
> The relevant code is in toolkit/xre/nsXREDirProvider.cpp.  It looks to
> me like the functions to patch are GetSystemExtensionsDirectory and
> AppendSysUserExtensionPath.
> In GetSystemExtensionsDirectory, I guess the strings
> "/usr/lib/mozilla/extensions" and "/usr/lib64/mozilla/extensions" should
> both be changed to "/run/current-system/profile/lib/mozilla/extensions".

Also, in GetFile, "/usr/share/mozilla/extensions" should be changed to

Here's another file that needs patching:


In nsAppFileLocationProvider::GetFile, "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" and
"/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins" should be changed to
"/run/current-system/profile/lib/mozilla/plugins".  Note that the
MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable is consulted here.

Here are a couple of other files that might be relevant:



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