[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#626250: "missing plugin" error trying to view some PDFs

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Wed May 11 10:55:34 UTC 2011

Aldo Maggi wrote:
> Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder at gmail.com> ha scritto:
>> Aldo Maggi wrote:

>>> [Subject: chromium-browser: wheezy - pls reopen bug 601317 - not
>>>  every pdf page is displayed (error missing plugin)]
>> That's not phrased as a bug report.
> what should i have said for having it phrased as a bug report?  i
> mentioned a site containing a pdf page which doesn't display correctly,
> actually gives an error: missing plugin

A subject line like

	chromium: "missing plugin" error trying to view some PDFs

would have done nicely. :)  No harm done.

>> Do you have mozplugger installed?
> no! should i? mozplugger doesn't seem to show among dependencies.

No, I was just trying to get a sense of what happened before figuring
out how to fix it.

As I see it now, there are a few bugs involved:

 1) chromium should Suggests: mozplugger.
 2) The README.Debian should mention mozplugger.
 3) The behavior when plugins are missing is unhelpful and confusing,
    as discussed at <http://bugs.debian.org/599110>.  When chromium
    does not know how to render an object, it would be best if it
    could give a hint to find packages that can help it.

> and, anyway, the page i've mentioned is shown correctly by iceweasel.

What is correctly?  Could you send a screenshot?


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