Firefox and gnome dependencies

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Tue Apr 5 02:52:12 CDT 2005

<quote who="Peter Shillan">

> I've not had a check on my Kubuntu install, but the Mozilla Firefox Gnome
> support on Debian used to be a separate package that you could install *as
> well as* the 'vanilla' Firefox.  Firefox itself does not have Gnome
> dependencies and it may simply be that the Ubuntu package maintainer has
> automatically included the Gnome package because of Ubuntu's preference
> for Gnome.  If the Gnome bit is still separate, you should be able to:
> sudo apt-cache search firefox
> and then uninstall the Gnome part.

It's not as seperable as it once was, given environment support patches and
the like.

- Jeff

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