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Re: Another readahead issue



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


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