AliPay on GNU/Linux


Niels - February 3, 2009
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AliPay is the Paypal of China and hard to ignore if you want to use websites like TaoBao (the Chinese eBay.) Unlike Paypal however, it requires ActiveX components or Firefox plugins to function. Getting this to work on Linux can be a pain if you don’t read Chinese. So here’s in English:

Download http://blog.alipay.com/wp-content/2008/10/aliedit.tar.gz

Extract it into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (as root) or into ~/.mozilla/plugins (if you care about the current user only.) Restart Firefox and things should work! (Select Tools, Add-ons, Plugins to verify that Aliedit has been installed.)

Plugins directory may vary on other distributions.