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Re: Another readahead issue



On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 09:17 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 
> > Rex Dieter (rdieter math unl edu) said:
> >> imo, avoid the mess, firefox could use an unversioned folder,
> >> say, /usr/lib/firefox.  I assume there's good reasons not to do this tho,
> >> else the firefox packagin/maintainer would be doing this already, right?
> >> :)
> > 
> > It doesn't have a consistent ABI, so using a single location would lead
> > to apps breaking when the ABI changes - at least with a different folder
> > they break in a predictable way.
> 
> I was afraid of that excuse.  Imo, Not a good one, bad packaging practice.
> 
> Dependent pkgs already (or should!) include (something like).
> Requires: firefox = <some_version>
> 
> -- Rex
> 

Let alone the fact that, AFAIK, firefox is not parallel installable.

- Gilboa 


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