firefox source code doesn't support add-ons

Mike Connor mconnor at
Tue Nov 5 00:57:56 UTC 2013

If its relying on Telemetry, that's not built with the default mozconfig. You can verify by looking at Options -> Advanced -> Data Choices for Telemetry prefs. 

Matt Brubeck <mbrubeck at> wrote:
>On 10/31/2013 6:46 AM, johnhypo wrote:
>> Hi,I downloaded firefox-23.0.source.tar.bz2 and built it.However,some
>> add-ons are not supported like the extension “app.telemetry page
>> monitor”,while the corresponding firefox installer version support.
>I can't see any obvious reason that add-on would work in an official 
>Firefox 23 build but not a local build from source code.  It looks like
>a standard restartless add-on, with no binary components or other 
>unusual requirements.
>What happens when you try to install or use the extension in your local
>You might be able to find out more by following these steps:
>  * Type "about:config" in the address bar and press the Enter key
>  * Search for "extensions.logging.enabled"
>  * Double-click on "extensions.logging.enabled" to change the value to
>    "true"
>  * Restart your Firefox build
>  * Install the problematic extension (if it's not already installed)
>  * Open the Error Console (ctrl-shift-j) and look for log messages
>    related to addons or XPI installation
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