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Re: [SOLVED ] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.3

Post by Pierre » Sun May 05, 2019 11:33 pm

the Official Fix has been Available, for some hours, now:
- it's available as an update to FF66.0.4 and should work it's way through the Normal LinuxMint updates.
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Re: [SOLVED TEMPORARILY] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.3

Post by lsemmens » Sun May 05, 2019 11:50 pm

I just did a full re-install of Linux (for other reasons) and FF is certainly working fine here now.
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Re: [SOLVED TEMPORARILY] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.3

Post by catweazel » Mon May 06, 2019 2:03 am

karlchen wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 8:07 pm
Update Regarding Add-ons in Firefox
Unfortunately, the actual workaround is buried deep in the links. For those who can't wait, the direct download link to it is here. It worked fine for me.
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[almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by karlchen » Mon May 06, 2019 1:12 pm

Hi, folks.

All discussions about which workaround is the best (the one from Mozilla's blog post of course) have become obsolete.
Mozilla has published Firefox 66.0.4. Problem solved. At least on Mozilla's side.
All you have to do is checking frequently whether Mint Update Manager offers Firefox 66.0.4 to you and once it does install it.

Add-ons and themes disabled on all Firefox installations - new Mozilla Firefoxes published

Cheers,
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Reason: Marked the thread as [almost SOLVED] because Mozilla has published patched Firefox 66.0.4 and 60.6.2esr, now FF 66.0.4 has to arrive in the official repos still
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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by Fred Barclay » Mon May 06, 2019 8:10 pm

For those of us on LMDE 3, the fix should be in Firefox 60.6.2 ESR. ;)

Hasn't hit my repos yet but hopefully will be arriving soon (FF did actually break for me yesterday a few hours after I posted that all was well :? ).
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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by lsemmens » Mon May 06, 2019 11:10 pm

Hasn't hit updates yet.
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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by Pierre » Tue May 07, 2019 12:00 am

since I've noticed that most of my PCs with FF 66.0.3 did already have that Allow Firefox to install and run studies,
- was already Enabled, in most cases. .. so I've done nothing to any of them.

in most cases - - I've has to remove / replace the two extensions, that I've installed on most PCs.
& then those two extensions would be working again.
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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by ckonn » Tue May 07, 2019 5:55 am

my system is linux mint 17.3 mate edition.
running firefox 66.0.3

have just one add-on - an adblocker.

on the 5th of may afternoon there was a warning massage and the adblocker was disabled.

set the 'xpinstall.signatures.required'; to 'false' but some hours later ( don't know how and why, did nothing )
the ad-on was enabled again.

is it now safe to give nicknames, passwords, bank account info and so on if we running firefox 66.0.3?

thanks in advance!

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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by Pjotr » Tue May 07, 2019 6:32 am

ckonn wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:55 am
my system is linux mint 17.3 mate edition.
You're running an insecure corpse:
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=289281

Bury it and install 19.1.
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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by rene » Tue May 07, 2019 6:56 am

ckonn wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:55 am
is it now safe to give nicknames, passwords, bank account info and so on if we running firefox 66.0.3?
If you set the 'xpinstall.signatures.required' option to false as you mentioned then it seems that WOULD have restored Firefox not complaining. You can in any case set that back if you have enabled Edit -> Preferences -> "Privacy & Security" -> "Firefox Data Collection and Use" -> "Allow Firefox to install and run studies" since Mozilla has distributed a hotfix for the issue via that route. See the "View Firefox Studies" link there and check for "hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-v1.0.3-1548973" being active. If yes, your Firefox's fine.

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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by ckonn » Tue May 07, 2019 7:25 am

rene wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:56 am
ckonn wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:55 am
is it now safe to give nicknames, passwords, bank account info and so on if we running firefox 66.0.3?
See the "View Firefox Studies" link there and check for "hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-v1.0.3-1548973" being active. If yes, your Firefox's fine.
it is active. thanks a lot!

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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by karlchen » Tue May 07, 2019 2:47 pm

Terribly sorry folks.

Looks a lot as if I was much too optimistic about the time it would take Firefox 66.0.4 to arrive in the official Ubuntu and Mint software repos and hence in your Update Managers.

Changed back the sticky post to recommend applying Mozilla's workaround instruction till Firefox 66.0.4 arrives on Ubuntu and Mint.

Important warning to Mint 17.x users:
Telling from the Ubuntu/Mozilla Security Team PPA, Ubuntu 14.04 / Mint 17.x will not receive any Firefox update, i.e. no Firefox 66.0.4. Ubuntu 14.04 and Mint 17.x have passed the end of their supported lives.

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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by very » Tue May 07, 2019 5:08 pm

If you want to upgrade right now:

https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/download/thanks/

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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by I2k4 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 pm

Can vouch for FF66.04 fixing the mess already on Windows boots (not only extensions, but right-clicking URLs to open a new tab seems to have gone wonky) but will give Ubuntu a few more days. I found this interesting how-to go about the tar ball alternative, but I still don't like them and would rather have a deb package:

https://libre-software.net/how-to-insta ... inux-mint/

BTW, it appears they've already released 66.05 (07May19) which could be more complete than the "emergency" 66.04 release - would be good if that's the Ubuntu repo version all are waiting for.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/6 ... easenotes/
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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by Mintedfake » Tue May 07, 2019 6:40 pm

A simple solution that I have adopted is to install Waterfox following Moem's method viewtopic.php?t=260726. The advantage is that it can read your Firefox profile and magically behaves as you want Firefox to behave, running all your addons and keeping bookmarks etc.. I am not sure if I will go back to Firefox when its problems are sorted. Security fixes are quicker but they have lost a lot of trust.

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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by Marie SWE » Tue May 07, 2019 7:07 pm

I found this fix on github for older FF versions. I don't know if anyone posted this in here
https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/issues ... -489793388

I quote the post to which the link refers to::

Just wanted to throw this fix out there since I am on an older version of Firefox 56.0.2 which does not currently have a fix. You can manually import the certificate found in the xpi. To do this you will want to download the xpi from the below link possibly with another browser like IE if you ware having trouble.
https:// storage.googleapis.com /moz-fx-normandy-prod-addons/extensions/hotfix-update-xpi-intermediate@mozilla.com-1.0.2-signed.xpi
Rename as .zip or open with a zip program.
Navigate to experiments\skeleton and open api.js in a text editor.
Copy everything inside quotes after let intermediate = " until the next "
Create a new text file in notepad and add the certificate header/trailer like so and paste the value in between.

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-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
Rename the file extension to .crt
In Firefox navigate to Options -> Privacy & Security -> Certificates -> View Certificates -> Authorities -> Import...
It will show up under Mozilla Corporation as signingca1.addons.mozilla.org
I have tested it on my win7 computer (lab computer)
I extract the api.js file from the suggested file and I followed the instruction.
I added the certificate in Firefox as described.
I restarted my Firefox (my version is 59.0.3) and I can now add add-on via mozilla's website and all add-ons work. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
and the certificate shows mozilla as the publisher and has the right SHA fingerprints
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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by Drygar_2016 » Wed May 08, 2019 4:20 am

Mozilla just released another update - 66.0.5 for the mainstream version

> https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/6 ... easenotes/

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Re: Firefox Addons broken?

Post by Jlvs2run » Wed May 08, 2019 1:09 pm

Firefox is the browser that cries wolf.
The fix below is working quite well for me.
Meanwhile, FF continues to send constant critical warnings about updating everything. :roll:
BigEasy wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:59 pm
about:config (of course, you accept the risk)
xpinstall.signatures.required set to false
After Mozilla fixed something, set xpinstall.signatures.required back to true.
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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by JoeFootball » Thu May 09, 2019 7:25 am

Firefox 66.0.5 is now available via the Update Manager.

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Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Post by I2k4 » Thu May 09, 2019 9:53 am

JoeFootball wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:25 am
Firefox 66.0.5 is now available via the Update Manager.

Joe
Yup, both 64bit and 32bit FF. And the fix is working for the disabled extensions, although had to find and reinstall them, and the wonky right-click entries.
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