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Re: Why is Firefox such a beast??



On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 17:45:52 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 21:32 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
>> On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:57:16 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
	[....]
>> > The language packs are part of
>> > the Firefox rpms.  So you have to remove them each time after you do
>> > a Firefox update.
>> 
>> 	Aaarrgghhhh : I update firefox more days than not.
>> 
>> 	*Why* are the rpms that way?? Can an ordinary non-technoid get
>> them out? Or get rpms without them somewhere?? If the latter, what will
>> happen when something involving Firefox turns up on a yum update??
> 
> Do you mean you update FF using its builtin updater rather than with
> yum? (I'm talking about FF itself of course, not the add-ons). In my
> system the "Check for updates" menu item is greyed out.

	Yes, the Firefox updater, which always finishes by telling you to 
restart Firefox -- whereupon, of course, it usually hangs ....

	That's as big a reason as any why I'm thinking -- very 
reluctantly, but seriously -- of giving up on it, at least for a year or 
three.

> And I don't see any language packs other than English and Spanish, which
> are the ones I've enabled. The others are there of course (I can enable
> them if I want), but they don't get in the way and I strongly doubt they
> using any resources other than a modest amount of disk space (11MB on my
> system).
> 
> I'd seriously doubt this has anything to do with slow start-times.

	Probably true, except perhaps on the older smaller EEEPCs (one of 
which I have -- but seldom use), where every megabyte matters. But it was 
worth trying.

	I don't suppose I'll have much idea for a few days whether any of 
this has hit some magic button somewhere. If not, I'll just start 
uninstalling apps I can do without if I have to, nice or not ....

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2, Epiphany 2, Opera 9, Firefox 2 & 3
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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