Firefox and gnome dependencies

Abdullah Ramazanoglu ar018 at
Tue Apr 5 05:32:35 UTC 2005

Stephen Boulet wrote:

> Are there any other kubuntu users who want firefox to be their default
> browser?

Count me too. Not as the default browser, but I want it installed anyway.

> It is compiled against lots of things that are not needed if 
> you choose not to run gnome. Maybe what's needed is a more vanilla
> package for mozilla like the one debian provides.

Maybe a stupid question: Is there a resource or link explaining the
rationale behind maintaining separate archives instead of just tapping into
Debian's? I guess some packages may need Ubuntuification, and some others
not in Debian may be needed separately (for which a small separate archive
would suffice), but a huge number of them could just as well be used from
Debian repositories and we wouldn't suffer from heavy Gnomeification and
wasted man hours to maintain a clone repository. What am I missing here?

Abdullah Ramazanoglu
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