Firefox not broken in Breezy

Andreas Schildbach andreas at
Wed Oct 12 15:19:17 CDT 2005

Matt Zimmerman wrote:

>>As explained in the bugzilla issue, its the install/update script that 
>>does not manage running Firefox at the same time upgrading it. So I'd 
>>say its the firefox package that has got an issue.
> No, it isn't.  It is the application which misbehaves.

I don't want to nitpick, but isn't the application also contained in the 

> There is nothing
> that the packaging can do to fix this, short of killing your running firefox
> to force you to restart it (which would be worse).

Actually, I prefer restarting Firefox to having to manually remove 
.mozilla after an update. Also, this issue is not documented (for 
example a message box that explains the problem when updating), so 
non-powerusers will be left with a non-functional web browser.



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