[aur-requests] [PRQ#11903] Orphan Request for firefox-extension-greasemonkey

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 27 21:26:40 UTC 2018

On 06/27/2018 12:13 PM, Marco Pompili via aur-requests wrote:
> The update you proposed will not work. You need to remove the old plugin
> file searching for its emid from the Firefox user folder.
> Also you can't be sure from which version an user is updating so that
> emid can be pretty anything.
> Your PKGBUILD would work ONLY if you are installing but not updating the
> package, maybe there's some function than you can use in the install
> file to remove the old package first... I don't know
> Basically your PKGBUILD will do a fake update saying that the plugin is
> 4.4, while instead Firefox is still using any old version previously
> installed, so be EXTRA careful to solve that.

Um... what?

addons installed via pacman are not in the user's profile folder.
There's nothing to remove.

And the emid of a given plugin very rarely changes. ;)

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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