Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#6560 closed defect (fixed)

Dev builds of ABP for Firefox aren't being updated to the latest version

Reported by: arthur Assignee: tlucas
Priority: P2 Milestone:
Module: Automation Keywords:
Cc: sebastian, tlucas Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):

Description (last modified by kzar)


Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2

How to reproduce

  1. Go to
  2. Install Adblock Plus for Firefox or Adblock Plus for Firefox
  3. Go to about:addons
  4. Click the cog wheel and then on "Check for Updates"

Observed behaviour

Firefox doesn't find any updates.

Expected behaviour

Firefox should update to the latest dev build (currently


Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by tlucas

I can reproduce the behavior, although this is quiet odd.

When you go to about:debugging#addons and follow Manifest URL in the extension Adblock Plus development build, you see that update_url is set to the correct URL, i.e., which (currently) yields the following:

  "addons": {
    "": {
      "updates": [
          "version": "",
          "update_link": "" },
          "applications": {
          "gecko": { "strict_min_version": "51.0" }

So - the latest devbuild is listed, but apparently firefox refuses to recognize it?

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by tlucas

  • Component changed from Unknown to Automation
  • Owner set to tlucas
  • Priority changed from Unknown to P2
  • Ready set

Found the error, apparently the content of "updates.json" is not well formed.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by tlucas

  • Review URL(s) modified (diff)
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by kzar

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by abpbot

A commit referencing this issue has landed:
Issue 6560 - fix malformed updates.json

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by tlucas

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed
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