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Hey, I'm running Gentoo 1.4.16, with the 2005 Q2 profile, and I recently downgraded FFX 1.0.4 to 1.0.3 because of XML Parse errors. Whenever I try to add a search ...
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    Firefox 1.0.3 -- Can't add engines


    Hey, I'm running Gentoo 1.4.16, with the 2005 Q2 profile, and I recently downgraded FFX 1.0.4 to 1.0.3 because of XML Parse errors.
    Whenever I try to add a search engine to the search bar on 1.0.3, nothing happens. I've tried adding Wikipedia, Google Linux, and Google BSD, and the window asking if I really want to Install pops up, and I click yes, but they don't get added. I've tried restarting Firefox, and I also had this problem in 1.0.4
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    -lakerdonald

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    this happened to me the other day, just as root
    Code:
    chown [username] /usr/lib/MozillaFirefox/searchplugins
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    thanks dylunio, I'll give that a try.

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    Cheers, man!
    Worked

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    to fix the xml errors simply re-emerge firefox 1.4 and make sure that ff 1.3 is not running during the install phase (if you have --buildpackage then you can just emerge -avkK mozilla-firefox)

    the error is because it fails to properly update the config files if you have ff running at the time of installation as it writes to them when you close it.

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    Ah, cheers.

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