[ubuntu-uk] FireFox and SQLite

Philip Stubbs philip at stuphi.co.uk
Sat Mar 5 23:23:48 UTC 2011

On 27 November 2010 15:25, Ian Pascoe <softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Morning All
> I'm in the process of installing GNUCash on both my Windows and Ubuntu
> boxes, both of which currently have FF as the browser.
> I seem to remember that FF uses SQLite as it's own back end, but have a
> nagging memory that Mozilla have optimised it for FF's use and this makes it
> unusable for any other application.  Can anyone confirm this please as I
> want to use SQLite as the backend for GNUCash too and want to know if I need
> to install SQLite, or use the FF one?

It looks like firefox has a version of libsqlite in the
/usr/lib/firefox directory. It may be possible to use that version of
sqlite with Gnucash, but I don't think I would risk it. The
modifications made for Firefox may be slight, but could have
unforeseen consequences for Gnucash. I would simply install the
default sqlite from the standard locations, and use that for Gnucacsh.

Philip Stubbs

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