Opened on 04/06/2018 at 08:38:26 AM

Closed on 04/06/2018 at 11:53:10 AM

#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


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comment:1 Changed on 04/06/2018 at 08:49:04 AM 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 on 04/06/2018 at 09:01:32 AM 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 on 04/06/2018 at 09:08:50 AM by tlucas

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

comment:4 Changed on 04/06/2018 at 09:51:45 AM by kzar

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:5 Changed on 04/06/2018 at 11:52:40 AM by abpbot

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

comment:6 Changed on 04/06/2018 at 11:53:10 AM by tlucas

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

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