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

Alexander Sack asac at jwsdot.com
Tue Jun 10 08:38:01 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 01:29:22AM -0000, Cafuego wrote:
> 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.

The alternative system is not really suitable to project this use case

If you want something like this you should already be able to point
the gnome-www-browser and x-www-browser alternatives to ffox 2 or 3.

Is that good enough?

 status incomplete

 - Alexander

** Changed in: firefox (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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