handling extensions in a canonical (no pun intended)

Vincenzo Ciancia ciancia at di.unipi.it
Sat Jun 13 01:30:00 UTC 2009

Il giorno sab, 13/06/2009 alle 03.02 +0200, Remco ha scritto:
> I have a silly idea: why use the package manager for system-wide
> extensions? The package manager is used for dependency resolution, but
> since Mozilla and others already have their own system set up, it is
> unnecessary to replicate the behavior. Can't there be an "Install
> system-wide" button in the Firefox extensions window next to the
> normal "Install" button?

The niceness of the package manager is that you can know e.g. which file
belongs to which package, or clone your system by saving the installed
packages and the /etc/apt/sources.list* files. 

Perhaps it is possible to create all the debs automatically (and keep
them up to date) from the extensions themselves? But I guess the right
place to host all them is the mozilla site.

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