Firefox Market Place Installation


You can install your own market place and host your firefox apps on it. Zamboni is one of the code base for the market place. There is the official documentation for its installation, But my documentation is specific for the proxy base network and on the Ubuntu 12.04 OS.


Required Packages

  • Python2.6
  • Virtualenv
  • mysql server
  • Redis

Required Libraries

  • run the command to install the libraries.
sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libmysqlclient-dev libssl-
dev swig openssl  pngcrush redis-server

Clone the zamboni source

git clone --recursive git://

Creating virtualenv

  • To know more about virtualenv click here virtualenv
  • To configure python2.6 on ubuntu 12.04 click here python2.6
virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python26 zamboni

Installation and build of packages

make update_deps
  • During this process you will face some problem while cloning some packages from the git hub.
  • In the clone directory of zamboni you will find the directory name requirements, It contain the file which the script use while installating and cloning the packages.
  • During the cloning of the amo-validator and app-validator you will find the error inside the proxy environment.
  • clone these repo seprately using the https link and again run make update_deps
  • inside zamboni/zamboni/src
git clone
cd amo-validator/jetpack
git clone
  • During this make, the first file run is prod.txt which clone number of required packages and other python and django packages.
  • The other error you may get while running the complied.txt file during the compilation of the M2crypto packages.
SWIG/_m2crypto_wrap.c:6116:1: error: unknown type name ‘STACK’
... snip a very long output of errors around STACK...
SWIG/_m2crypto_wrap.c:23497:20: error: expected expression before ‘)’ token
result = (STACK * ) pkcs7_get0_signers(arg1,arg2,arg3);
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1
  • Solution is to comment the M2crypto in the compiled.txt inside the requirements dirctory.
DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH=i386-linux-gnu pip install -I --exists-action=w ""

pip install --no-deps -r requirements/dev.txt
  • After this uncomment the M2crypto and recompile the code using make update_deps
  • Again an error comes if you dont have the npm install it and recompile the source
sudo apt-get install npm
npm install http://url-of-package
  • You may also get error while npm runs
  • Solution:
npm config set ca ""
  • recompile the source code, If nothing goes wrong it will succesfully build.
  • Second step is to create the mysql database.
  • Create the database
mysqladmin -uroot create zamboni
  • Be sure there is no password for the mysql
mysqladmin -u root -pCURRENTPASSWORD password ''
  • Now just run command to install landfill database
./ install_landfill
  • Update the database
make update_db
  • Run the server
cd zamboni
./ runserver
./ runserver  to run from your ip address
  • Open browser