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Re: xprint - why?

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:53:04 -0600
Nate Bargmann <n0nb@networksplus.net> wrote:

> * Jacob S <stormspotter@6Texans.net> [2004 Nov 23 16:27 -0600]:
> > 
> > Actually, that's not true. "apt-cache show mozilla-firefox" reveals
> > that xprt is now only in the recommended line, instead of the
> > Depends line. In mozilla-browser it's in the Suggests line. I have
> > been following the latest Mozilla browser in Sarge while keeping
> > xprt and friends uninstalled. Works great, no special tricks
> > necessary.
> Okay, fair enough.  However, I decided against using the Debian
> packages since they are at least 25% or so larger than the Mozilla.org
> tarballs which is a consideration on a dial-up line.  I would have
> thought that, if anything, the debs would have been smaller due to
> dynamic linking to GTK 2.4.  Maybe my assumption that the Mozilla.org
> builds are statically linked is incorrect.

Yep, everybody has their own reason for doing things the way they do.
Just thought I'd clear it up for any users that might be looking for the
convenience of .debs without the hassle of xprt.


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