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Install Firefox Addon using MSI

06/15/2015 2360 views

Hi,

I am working on Charles proxy application and I have a charles.xpi file.

Can anyone suggest how to install this firefox addon for all users via msi?

Or is there any direct command which can be used to install manually using marimba?

 

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  • I tried this .. It only install for the current user. Global command is not working. I need to install the add on for multiple users. I tired adding the extracted files as mentioned above still it dose not work.

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I was playing with FF about a year ago +6 months.  I found FF a pain to package, and to automaticly import bookmarks was not friendly (think script to open FF, perform mouse clicks, close FF).  The business then came to its senses and went with GC because it can use GPO for lock down and not a plain text config file.
There was a period where a business unit wanted FF packaging, I threw the whole lot in to a ThinApp.  Just install into the capture, add the xpi, make changes, lock down the plain text config file, close capture - Deploy.  noice!
FF is like iTones, it's an end user product, and I don't think it is a very good deployer, or is designed to be super excellent for ThinApp.  New version comes out, flush out new version of ThinFF and it replaces the old.  Make sure the profile stays in a place outside of the capture, and the updates would go nicely.  I say this, because I now package GC for the business, and threw out my FF dev directory after I advised management how difficult it is to manage/deploy.  The manage part (lack of lock down on GPO) was a big killer.
Answered 06/18/2015 by: Tempril
Purple Belt

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>Here is a Q&A for this question on another site: 
>http://askubuntu.com/questions/73474/how-to-install-firefox-addon-from-command-line-in-scripts 
...which would be useful if the OP had asked about Linux installations...
Answered 06/15/2015 by: VBScab
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I tried this .. It only install for the current user. Global command is not working. I need to install the add on for multiple users. I tired adding the extracted files as mentioned above still it dose not work.
Answered 06/15/2015 by: shradha_jain02
Orange Senior Belt

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With every fibre of my being, I have resisted the instinct to post a LMGTFY link!

See here for details on how extensions are packaged, etc.
Answered 06/15/2015 by: VBScab
Red Belt

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