[clug] Firefox extension 'adblock' on Debian

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Wed Jan 19 11:45:35 GMT 2005

Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
 > I installed the initial firefox 1.0 package, and just now a newer one.
 > I am on Debian testing (I need mythtv).
 > When I install adblock the comment says it is for versions 0.7-1.0 but
 > I get an error saying it is only for 0.7-0.10, and the extension is
 > disabled.
 > Is there anything I can do to force it to install? I really like it
 > (and used it just fine in the past when I had firefox installed
 > manually, not using the debian package, which I prefer to not do
 > anymore).

Further to other helpful replies (which worked on Linux and failed
on Windows, but what do you care?) I figured a cleaner way to fix

Extract a file from the xpi
	unzip adblock*.xpi install.rdf
Edit the file and change the maxVersion from ".10+" to "1.0+".
Update the xpi
	zip adblock*.xpi install.rdf
it now installs cleanly.

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>
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