Inclusion of Ice* packages?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Jan 29 09:51:09 GMT 2007

On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 10:40:48PM -0600, David Farning wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 16:05 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 27, 2006 at 06:05:26PM +0000, Vassilis Pandis wrote:
> > > I have filed bug 77009 [1] which is concerned with several universe packages that fail to install
> > > because they hard depend on ice* packages which are not in Feisty. The question is: how should
> > > this be handled? Will these ice* packages be brought in ? Should a "| firefox" be appended to the
> > > deps?
> Would it be possible for you to clarify the the official ubuntu position
> on the use of the Firefox name in ubuntu products.  1.  I would like to
> post this information under and 2.
> I would like to make sure that I understand the packaging issues
> involved.

Our position is unchanged from what I stated here:

in a long thread about the Mozilla trademarks.

For Feisty particularly, the first step is to repackage Firefox using the
upstream tarball, rather than the repackaged version from Debian, and clean
up the associated patches in the process (many of which ought to go

 - mdz

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