browser startpage - removing /etc/alternatives/firefox-homepage
mdke at ubuntu.com
Sat Sep 6 12:38:54 BST 2008
During the cycle for Ubuntu 6.06, Ian Jackson implemented a clever
method for firefox to use different startpages depending on which
derivative the user has installed (i.e. ubuntu-docs, or kubuntu-docs,
or edubuntu-docs etc). It's explained here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DapperFirefoxStartPageTranslation. It is based
on the alternatives system, specifically
Since Ubuntu 8.04, firefox no longer uses these to get its startpage.
Instead it gets that from the ubufox plugin. Derivatives will need to
implement their own *ubufox package in order to customise the firefox
As a result, I'd like to remove Ian's system from the various *-docs
packages. This would simplify the packaging a lot and have the benefit
that we can work on a better translation toolchain for the startpage.
Having installed kubuntu-desktop on my intrepid system, I don't think
this will cause an issue, as kubuntu doesn't seem to use these
alternatives. Given that firefox doesn't use them anymore, I don't
think xubuntu has an issue with this either. Epiphany never used them.
Does anyone have any concerns about this proposal?
gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF
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