[Bug 238734] [NEW] /usr/bin/firefox managed by alternatives

Cafuego ubuntu at cafuego.net
Tue Jun 10 01:29:22 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

I was wondering if it would be possible to have the /usr/bin/firefox
symlink be managed by `alternatives'.

I mainly use FF2, as a bunch of web development add-ons have not been
(fully) ported to FF3 and have been managing the `firefox' symlink by
hand thusfar. However, each time a FF3 update is installed, the symlink
is overwritten. When I then start `firefox' my FF2 profile is trashed by
FF3 and I need to clean it out.

I've now added a divert, which sort of fixes the issue, but I'm sure I'm
not the only one who prefers to run FF2 and starts it via the CLI, so a
more elegant way of managing this symlink might be nice.

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Also affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

/usr/bin/firefox managed by alternatives
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