[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#931640: webext-ublock-origin: no longer functional in firefox-esr

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Mon Jul 8 16:50:21 BST 2019

Package: webext-ublock-origin
Version: 1.19.0+dfsg-2
Severity: important

After upgrading from 1.18.4+dfsg-2 I found that uBlock Origin was no
longer functional in firefox-esr.  Some observations so far:

- uBlock Origin is still listed in about:addons and not deactivated, but
  there is no "Settings" button anymore to get to the dashboard.

- Trying to load the dashboard manually by pasting
  into the address bar hangs (just displays the spinning wheel in the
  tab bar, and nothing else happens).

- There is no icon in the toolbar, and no entry in the context menu when
  right-clicking somewhere in a web page.

- The web is full of crappy ads.

In a fresh profile uBlock Origin works, so apparently there is some
incompatibility with this version and my highly customized profile.

For now I have downgraded to 1.18.4+dfsg-2, which involved temporarily
removing webext-ublock-origin because of the symlink → directory changes
in 1.19.0.  Any advice would be appreciated, I am at a loss.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.2.0-nouveau (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

webext-ublock-origin depends on no packages.

Versions of packages webext-ublock-origin recommends:
ii  chromium     75.0.3770.90-1
ii  firefox-esr  60.7.2esr-1

Versions of packages webext-ublock-origin suggests:
pn  ublock-origin-doc  <none>

-- no debconf information

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