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Postby manny6 » 2018-08-08 22:36

I downloaded addons months ago, when debian 9 came out with no problem. I just did a clean install of debian 9, and now I get this message from mozilla.
This add-on requires a newer version of Firefox (at least version 61.0). You are using Firefox 52.0.


Is there a way around this? Or do I have to install a newer firefox? I’m using firefox ESR 52.9.0 (64-bit) On debian stable.
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby 4D696B65 » 2018-08-08 22:50

Many add-ons have a Version History link with older versions that esr will install.
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby sunrat » 2018-08-08 22:56

There is no way around this. The way add-ons are implemented was changed in Firefox 57 (?) to the new WebExtensions API. For FF ESR, you just need to search add-ons to find old versions.
For current Firefox, some extension developers have ported their old extensions to the new API. Others have been discontinued and there are several old favourites for which I have not found replacements with equivalent function.
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby manny6 » 2018-08-08 23:39

4D696B65 wrote:Many add-ons have a Version History link with older versions that esr will install.


I don't see the Version History link on the add-on page. May have been removed by Mozilla?
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby 4D696B65 » 2018-08-08 23:43

It would help if you tell us what add-on you want
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby manny6 » 2018-08-09 02:15

4D696B65 wrote:It would help if you tell us what add-on you want


UMatrix or noscript
Privacy Badger
Disconnect
HTTPS everywhere

mainly security and privacy stuff.

PS

I have another computer with Debian 9 stable, which has firefox with these add-on, But when i copy the .mozilla folder over the extensions don't work right., Some link or something gets broken when copying to a usb stick.
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby 4D696B65 » 2018-08-09 02:51

I just installed Privacy Badger with no issues on FF esr 52.9 64bit
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby manny6 » 2018-08-09 03:11

4D696B65 wrote:I just installed Privacy Badger with no issues on FF esr 52.9 64bit

I posted after trying UMatrix and noscript.

I was wondering if there is a safe place to get them.

If not i'll upgrade firefox, or just use the add-on that still work.
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby 4D696B65 » 2018-08-09 03:19

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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby manny6 » 2018-08-09 03:21

4D696B65 wrote:We have add-ons in the repo too

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/xul-ext-noscript


Thanks. I really wanted a script blocker. Too many web pages have too many scripts.
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-08-09 03:36

Some link or something gets broken when copying to a usb stick.

Just a thought here, but how are you copying, what command ?
If it is just copy/paste, or 'cp', 'rsync' might solve that problem.
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby debiman » 2018-08-11 11:20

manny6 wrote:
4D696B65 wrote:We have add-ons in the repo too

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/xul-ext-noscript


Thanks. I really wanted a script blocker. Too many web pages have too many scripts.

noscript is a script blocker.
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby Bloom » 2018-08-11 13:51

The xul-ext version of NoScript is not identical to the 'old' NoScript for previous Firefox versions.
I switched to ScriptSafe: it works more like the 'old' NoScript.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... ript-safe/
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby shep » 2018-08-11 19:44

2 Comments on the FF add-ons
Some of the more popular add-ons have been made into debian packages and would be subject to Debian security policy.
There are some add-on that are not secure or frankly are malware. In recognition of that, the project encourages add-on from Debian.
See https://wiki.debian.org/Mozilla
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Re: add-on blocked by mozilla firefox esr

Postby Bulkley » 2018-08-11 22:47

shep wrote:Some of the more popular add-ons have been made into debian packages . . .


Hey, Shep, thanks for that. I was unaware.
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