This isn't quite the bug report I wanted to wake up to:
All Firefox extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert on 2019-05-04:
I think you can still do that:
Set "xpinstall.signatures.required" to false.
Just don't forget to re-enable it eventually 😉
@y0x3y @fribbledom @giocomai
Interesting; Mine were all still active and not reporting any errors (maybe because I haven't updated anything in a while?) so I tweaked the config out of proactive caution. In theory if the option works like it should, you should at least be able to reinstall the addons.
@giocomai huh, thats odd. i wonder what im doing/did wrong
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/bkfy5k/as_of_1200_am_utc_nearly_all_firefox_extensions/emghlsf/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x has a fix if just setting that doesn't hold.
@fribbledom my first reaction when I read this on reddit was naaaah, that couldn't have happened.....
@fribbledom Do you know how this works? Do they check the certificates every time I open my browser? I would've assumed that this happens when I download the add-on, so that old ones would be safe for now. But based on the description, that doesn't seem to be the case?
It looks like it does exactly that, yes. I'm still gathering more information and details about the situation as we speak. Will toot about any findings, as usual.
@fribbledom Yeah, I saw this, and really want to install a vertical tab extension, but I can't
I've tried a few of the workarounds but they don't seem to work ...
You can open "about:config" and set "xpinstall.signatures.required" to false.
Just don't forget to re-enable it once the fix is out.
@fribbledom I tried that, but it didn't work - do I need to do anything else?
Maybe restart Firefox. I must admit I haven't tried it myself so far. I kinda don't dare to restart my browser right now, since I badly depend on a few extensions 😆
@fribbledom Does restarting break all your other addons?
Oh, so you still got a running instance and just wanted to install a new addon right now?
Tough situation, really. I probably wouldn't risk it.
@fribbledom @grumpysmiffy You can also install the fix directly, without „Studies“: https://storage.googleapis.com/moz-fx-normandy-prod-addons/extensions/hotfix-update-xpi-intermediate%40mozilla.com-1.0.2-signed.xpi (source) @hugo
@fribbledom @hugo According to this: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1548973#c19 xpinstall.signatures.required works on Android but not on “proper” Firefox.
The event reminds me the expiration of hotmail domain on Christmas Eve, 2001.
Microsoft forgot to renew the domain.
@fribbledom Oh, shit!
@fribbledom this is an unexpected doom, still nice to see most people bring at least vaguely polite to the poor sod who runs the Firefox twitter account.
Apparently they're testing fixes but won't give an ETA for sensible reasons.
@fribbledom I wanted to try out Falkon as a main browser anyway.
Falkon is great and I like it a lot, but the lack of extensions is kinda killing it for me.
@fribbledom oh dear 😬
@fribbledom The feeling when you read about a bug just a few seconds before it affects you But at least someone a long time ago was smart enough to let the certificate expire on a weekend 😉
@fribbledom Yeah, this one's a big "ouch".
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