How to remove Firefox?

Jordan Mantha mantha at
Wed Sep 5 01:12:59 BST 2007

On 9/4/07, Karl Goetz <kamping_kaiser at> wrote:
> Oliver Grawert wrote:
> > hi,
> > Am Dienstag, den 04.09.2007, 09:01 -0500 schrieb Jim Kronebusch:
> >> Well after all the trouble I had with firefox I switched to Opera for now.  However when
> >> I went to apt-get remove firefox I had a plethora of dependencies and was unable to
> >> remove it without breaking a ton of apps.  Why is this?
> > everything that uses the gecko engine is compiled against firefox i.e.
> > the gnome help viewer, so the only opportunity is to disable it in the
> > menu, as you found out already.
> >
> can geco be its own package, or is that technically impossible/to hard?

It's not impossible, just hard. The project is called xulrunner [1]
and it's been in the works for about as long as I've been involved
with Ubuntu. It has to become as stable as Firefox is now before we're
likely to switch over to it as a dependency.



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