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Re: sense of packaging firefox' addons?



On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 15:12 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 3:00 PM, Lubomir Kundrak <lkundrak redhat com> wrote:
> >
> >  On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 21:35 +0100, Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek wrote:
> >  > hi,
> >  >
> >  > I saw Ubuntu is puting Firefox' addons to repo.
> >  >
> >  > I wonder why, while Firefox has now integrated search for addons and
> >  > better addons site is planned...
> >  >
> >  > I don't think we should package extensions, but what do you think about
> >  > that situation in U?
> >
> >  Packaging addons makes perfect sense. As much as does packaging CPAN
> >  modules. You get benefits of a good packaging and update system with
> >  that. Obvious examples are ability to put the addon into repository and
> >  add it to your kickstart, or stay up-to date with security fixes.
> >
> 
> 
> You take some very bad examples to highlight a need for packing and
> update system. Both the Firefox addons and CPAN modules already have
> good mechanisms for this.

They do not. They can never compare with updatesd, can not cooperate
with it. I am not aware if they integrate with policykit or
consolehelper to allow unprivileged user to update, not if they
integrate with puplet to let him know that he has to update.

-- 
Lubomir Kundrak (Red Hat Security Response Team)


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