[Project_owners] Installing the extension with the command line
mv_van_rantwijk at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 28 16:11:30 EDT 2005
Didier Ernotte wrote:
> I have a user that have open a bug on my extension because it does not
> work when the extension is installed with the following command line
TIP: you should always add the link to that bug because it enables other
people, like me, to have a look for you.
> firefox.exe -install-global-extension extension.xpi
Did he use an absolute or relative path for "extension.xpi" ?
> I was not aware that could be possible.
Have you tried it yourself?
> What what are the difference
> between installing the extension that way, or just open the xpi file in
> the browser.
> I guess the location of the extension is not the same, but
> what are the impact on the code of the extension.
Correct, the location of the extension should be different.
> For example, I need to read a file in the profile directory. If I use
> var file =
Add a dump and have a look at the console, that should help!
> Did I get a reference on the user profile directory or the global
> profile directory ?
The users profile directory, and I think that you are revering to the
application directory when you use "global profile directory", right?
> If I have to write a file in the profile directory, same question, and
> maybe I have to take care about the permission to write to that
> location ? right ?
Yes, that might be necessary.
BTW: here are two (useful) references:
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