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Re: Bug#405997: should executables be permitted to update themselves?

On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 03:10:53PM -0500, Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com> wrote:
> Manoj wrote:
> > Why doe4s that not apply to iceweasel and gcc? 
> iceweasel does the same to prevent updates to the debian package from upstream,
> but the user always has the option to download the prebuilt firefox binaries.  
> this is the same thing.

Actually, that's not exactly the same, because firefox update system
1. installs upstream new firefox release, which is not binary compatible
   with debian's, doesn't run on all debian supported architectures, and so
   on. C++ binarys are not java jars.
2. there is no other choice than upgrading files in /usr, which is pure


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