nss signtool, xulrunner, firefox 3 add-ons and things i don't want to mention - currently on a debian system

in the very unlikely case someone wants to write an add-on for firefox - and let’s assume this add-on should run with the new ff3… and the add-on should not be hosted on mozilla.org… well, this is going to be a tough one (and i dont’t even want to go into that).

furthermore, let’s assume (now, that it’s obvious that this add-on needs to be signed) the signing is supposed to take place on a current debian system…

…and, last but no least, this system should also run a xulrunner in ver.> 1.8.1

these constraints will lead (among others) to the following packages:
libnss3-1d, 3.12.0~rc3-1
libnss3-tools, 3.12.0~rc3-1

in case the signtool refuses to do part of its job (and complains about missing libraries) this might help:

ln -s /usr/lib/nss/libsoftokn3.so /usr/lib/libsoftokn3.so
ln -s /usr/lib/nss/libnssdbm3.so /usr/lib/libnssdbm3.so


  1. http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=483774