Mozilla apps installed outside of the repository

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Jan 25 01:58:40 UTC 2010

On 01/24/2010 04:49 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> NoOp,
> I read one of your posts where you mentioned that all your Mozilla apps 
> were installed outside of the repository system.
> I was wondering if you uninstalled the version of Firefox put there by 
> the Ubuntu install?
> Thanks,  Jim

Nah. I leave it in place, primarily for several reasons: 1) to test the
Ubuntu version, 2) to use the plugin links when necessary.

I seldom use Fx at all as I use the mozilla version of SeaMonkey[1],
except for testing, but when I do I use the mozilla version. Ditto for

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6

My Ubuntu version on this system is:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100106
Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.7

With the mozilla version I get regular update notices, can use
'Help|Check for Updates' etc, properly. Using the mozilla versions
allows me to run the applications from my home folder(s); meaning that
no root/superuser privilages are required (no installs to
/usr/whatever). IMO it is silly to give a browser access to root folders
et al. Fx, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, etc., all run just fine from the
users /home folder - just extract and run. Additionally, you don't need
to worry about the Ubuntu calling home[2].

Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20100123 Lightning/1.0b1 SeaMonkey/2.0.3pre

[multisearch CSE breaks l18n+setfocus+images+cached+I'm feeling lucky
functionality and "violates user trust"] Note: old but broke my trust
w/Ubuntu's versions.

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