Why does installing gnome shell extensions from extensions.gnome.org fail silently?

Posted by Pascal on Ask Ubuntu See other posts from Ask Ubuntu or by Pascal
Published on 2012-05-25T12:21:00Z Indexed on 2012/06/30 9:24 UTC
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On a fresh Ubuntu install (12.04, 64-bit), after installing gnome-shell, I've tried to install some extensions from extensions.gnome.org but got no result. I've tried with Firefox and Chromium and got the same issue.

  1. Open any extension page on extensions.gnome.org.

  2. Switch extension to "ON". Agree with confirmation about installation.

  3. Nothing happens and nothing has been installed (.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions is empty).

I've checked .xsession-errors, Firefox's javascript console, gnome-shell console errors (Alt-F2 + looking glass). There isn't any trace of any error.

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