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Re: Newbie wants Firefox and Tbird

Stephen R Laniel wrote:
On Sat, Sep 24, 2005 at 09:11:04AM -0500, Albert wrote:

'Linux experience' has been delightful. BTW, the Firefox and Thunderbird binaries are pretty much self-contained with no unusual dependencies.

Maybe they're not 'unusual' dependencies, but they're by no
means self-contained. Here are the firefox dependencies for
Ubuntu Breezy ('apt-cache show firefox'), which tend to
mirror the sid dependencies:

Depends: fontconfig, psmisc, debianutils (>= 1.16),
libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.9.0), libc6 (>= 2.3.4-1), libcairo2
(>= 1.0.0), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.3.0), libfreetype6
(>= 2.1.5-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.0.1), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.8.0),
libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.8.0), libidl0, libjpeg62, libkrb53 (>= 1.3.2),
libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.10.0), libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.8rel), libstdc++6
(>= 4.0.1), libx11-6, libxcursor1 (>> 1.1.2), libxext6,
libxfixes3, libxft2 (>> 2.1.1), libxi6, libxinerama1,
libxrandr2, libxrender1, libxt6, zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1)

Hi, Stephen. I think we are referring to different 'binaries'. The ones I am referring to are the pre-compiled binaries downloadable from Mozilla.org, having only the requirements specified here:


This is pretty much a standard Linux distribution with X and GTK2. This is a fairly wide audience of Linux distributions, most of which certainly do not require debianutils.

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