Mozilla apps installed outside of the repository
jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sun Jan 24 14:24:14 UTC 2010
> On 01/24/2010 04:49 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> 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,
> 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:220.127.116.11) 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.
> Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168pre)
> 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.
OK, thanks. I'm new to Ubuntu and have a lot to learn and sometimes
find myself being a little to cautious. I just need to remaind myself
that I don't have anything important on it yet so if I really mess it up
I can just reinstall with nothing hurt but a little lost time.
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