[Project_owners] Mozdev secure updates

Todd Whiteman twhitema at gmail.com
Sat May 10 18:09:31 PDT 2008

Douglas E. Warner wrote:

The secure update feature is ready for POs to use and test.

The update.rdf files are generated when a file is released.  POs have the
option when they release files of adding the updateInfo URL as well (new
feature for Firefox 3).  For secure updates to work with Firefox 3 you also
need to make sure you verify the file hash.

I've begun playing with the secure update system just recently, trying to
test automatic updating inside of Firefox 3 (beta 5), but although I seem to
have followed the directions, Firefox keeps saying there is no update
available for my test extension.


I installed the following extension into Firefox (depends upon the PyXPCOM

then updated the extension through mozdev CVS, released version 0.3 through
the mozdev file management system and verified the hash:

The update.rdf seems to show the 0.3 version:

I can install the "pyshell_0.3.xpi" extension manually info Firefox, but
when asking Firefox to check for updates (from the 0.2 version), it states
there are no updates found.

Any ideas why this would be happening?

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