[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#856516: chromium: Forced extension installation doesn't work anymore

bs.net bs.net at gmx.de
Wed Mar 1 21:32:38 UTC 2017

Package: chromium
Version: 56.0.2924.76-4

Since the last chromium update all extensions specified in 
"ExtensionInstallForcelist" don't install, are blocked and disabled.
Specifying "--enable-remote-extensions" doesn't makes any difference.

I can re-install my extensions only when I remove "ExtensionInstallForcelist" 
completely from my policy template. This is very annoying in a multi client 
roll-out scenario.

CHROMIUM_FLAGS="--enable-remote-extensions ${CHROMIUM_FLAGS}"

"ExtensionAllowedTypes": [ "extension" ],
"ExtensionInstallBlacklist": [ "*" ],
"ExtensionInstallForcelist": [ "gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom;https://
clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx" ],
"ExtensionInstallWhitelist": [ "gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom" ]

"gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom" is the AdBlock (by getadblock.com) 

With this policy template configuration installation of this extension isn't 

The extension is only usable/installable when I remove the 
"ExtensionInstallForcelist" line:
"ExtensionAllowedTypes": [ "extension" ],
"ExtensionInstallBlacklist": [ "*" ],
"ExtensionInstallWhitelist": [ "gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom" ]

It would be nice when this option could be used with the newest chromium 

Sascha Rusch

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