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Unread post by freefrog » 2019-07-25, 17:00

I notice if I manually install plugins in PM portable by copying the respective DLLs to <PMdirectory>/Lib/Mozilla/Plugins they do get detected generally.

But pasting there a *shortcut* to an actual DLL file located elsewhere doesn't work, it doesn't get detected at all.

Is this expected?
Could there be a way to make this work?

Thanks.

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Re: Plugin shortcuts

Unread post by therube » 2019-07-25, 17:02

Instead of a shortcut, how about a hardlink?

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Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-07-25, 17:03

freefrog wrote:
2019-07-25, 17:00
Is this expected?
Yes. You need to have the actual file there.
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Re: Plugin shortcuts

Unread post by freefrog » 2019-07-25, 19:01

So it's really not possible to use any type of reference links there?

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Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-07-25, 19:02

Symbolic Links SHOULD do the job but a windows shortcut? Nah dood.

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Re: Plugin shortcuts

Unread post by humanclone » 2019-09-09, 10:23

therube suggested a HardLink. Windows can do this.

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Unread post by moonbat » 2019-09-09, 10:35

IIRC there's a junction tool in Sysinternals for creating a junction, that's similar to a symbolic link on Windows. I've used it a couple of times, could be worth trying out here.
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Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-09-09, 13:20

Filesystem links may or may not work; they are finicky when it comes to dealing with libraries/dlls and function calls into them.
What exactly is the problem copying a dll or two into your portable (and keeping it portable that way...)? Why do you want to link in the first place?
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