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Old 05-05-2010, 05:23 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Slackware 13 64bit
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Firefox can't update plugins

Attempting to do so gives the following:

Firefox could not install the file at

because: Unexpected installation error
Review the Error Console log for more details.

When I review the error console log I get the following:

Error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80040111 (NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE) [nsIMIMEService.getTypeFromURI]" nsresult: "0x80040111 (NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE)" location: "JS frame :: file:///home/josh/.mozilla/firefox/3xogq1ay.default/extensions/%7Be0204bd5-9d31-402b-a99d-a6aa8ffebdca%7D/components/external-app-blocker.js :: anonymous :: line 126" data: no]
Source File: file:///home/josh/.mozilla/firefox/3xogq1ay.default/extensions/%7Be0204bd5-9d31-402b-a99d-a6aa8ffebdca%7D/components/external-app-blocker.js
Line: 126

The specific files will change, but the error is consistent.

I have full read and write permissions, as well as execute permissions for all relevant mozilla files, so what could be the problem?
Old 05-05-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
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Location: Tväråmark, Sweden
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As regards "full read and write permissions", did you try the take-full-own-control command
[~]$ sudo chown -R josh:josh /home/josh
[sudo] password for josh:
Old 05-05-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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I did josh:users made no difference.


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