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Bug#199917 - A consensus on handling Mozilla plugins?



On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 10:15:58PM +0200, Jerome Warnier wrote:
> Package: mozilla-bonobo
> Version: 0.3.0-1
> Severity: normal
> 
> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libmozilla_bonobo.so should be located
> elsewhere than in Mozilla's own plugins directory.
> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libmozilla_bonobo.so should just be a link to
> the real library, somewhere in /usr/lib or so, because Mozilla is not
> necessarily installed, while mozilla-firebird or another may be there.

Hey everyone,

There are currently 5 packages in unstable that dump plugins under
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, not to mention several more contrib/non-free
installers that do the same thing.

http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_contents.pl?word=%2Fusr%2Flib%2Fmozilla%2Fplugins&version=unstable

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to handle plugins for
mozilla, mozilla-snapshot and now mozilla-firebird in such a way that
plugins are automatically symlinked/delinked whenever a new mozilla-like
browser is installed? Where should they go?

If I were to start writing an update-mozilla-plugins script for use in
mozilla packages, what pitfalls might I encounter?

Cheers,
Andrew "Netsnipe" Lau

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