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#1 2024-01-16 23:09:39

Mike
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[SOLVED] can't install firefox addons uBlock & NoScript

mike@DevuanPI4b:~> uname -a
Linux MikesDevuanPI 6.1.70 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jan  7 04:13:59 CET 2024 aarch64 GNU/Linux

FireFox 15.6 as installed from Devuan repositories, recently reinstalled after seeing another Devuan user saying he has a later version.

I've tried to install 'uBlock Origin' and NoScript but nothing happens after clicking 'Add' except a little dot in a box goes back and forth forever.
If I click 'Login' up in the right corner it says I must sign up to access the addons.

Have others found this or better yet a way around this road block?

Be well,
Mike

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#2 2024-01-17 16:01:52

boughtonp
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Re: [SOLVED] can't install firefox addons uBlock & NoScript

The way to install uBlock Origin is apt install webext-ublock-origin-firefox.

Since you can use uBlock Origin to disable and selectively enable scripts per domain, do you actually have a need for NoScript?

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#3 2024-01-18 00:21:31

Mike
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Re: [SOLVED] can't install firefox addons uBlock & NoScript

boughtonp,
I have to say 'Thank you, very much.'
I've used NoScript for years and just ran into uBlock in my Raspbian system. I really haven't really gotten acquainted with it yet.
Other things I have yet to find in Devuan are xclock, xload and PaleMoon, but I guess that's a bit off topic in this thread.

So thanks again for your help and be well.
Mike

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#4 2024-01-18 02:54:31

stultumanto
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Re: [SOLVED] can't install firefox addons uBlock & NoScript

Is there an advantage to installing uBO through the repository? I wasn't aware of this option, so I had just installed it through the regular add-on mechanism. None of my other extensions (such as Greasemonkey, Dark Reader, or Gesturefy) appear to be available in the repositories, so I'm wondering why uBO was singled out for this treatment.

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#5 2024-01-18 13:22:46

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Re: [SOLVED] can't install firefox addons uBlock & NoScript

It means you don't have to re-install it every time you create a new profile, it's there from the start.

It might mean it doesn't get disabled next time Mozilla "forgets" to renew a certificate.

It hasn't been singled out - there's a bunch of other webext packages too. Most - but not all - are mainated by the "Debian Mozilla Extension Maintainers". I don't know what criteria they might have.

Greasemonkey used to be in the repo, but not with the webext- prefix; it got removed when it stopped working. If that's changed maybe you could ask for it to be re-added.


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#6 2024-01-18 21:22:50

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Re: [SOLVED] can't install firefox addons uBlock & NoScript

boughtonp wrote:

Since you can use uBlock Origin to disable and selectively enable scripts per domain, do you actually have a need for NoScript?

Yes. As I explained here, using NoScript is useful even when one is using uBlock Origin.


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