[Debichem-devel] Bug#458230: Please add firefox to Depends

Daniel Leidert daniel.leidert.spam at gmx.net
Sat Dec 29 21:54:21 UTC 2007

Am Samstag, den 29.12.2007, 22:16 +0100 schrieb Michael Banck:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 09:23:23PM +0100, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > > Firefox is not in Debian anymore, is this making trouble on Ubuntu?
> > 
> > But then we are not talking about just adding a package to the Depends
> > line. The plugins would still be only available for xulrunner and ice*
> > [1]. Supporting Ubuntu too would mean to add more links and then we have
> > useless plugin links and Debian (for firefox and mozilla-browser) and on
> > Ubuntu too (for ice*).
> OK, I see.  Maybe there is some policy on how to handle xulrunner-based
> plugin packages,

I don't know such a policy.

> and how to interact with Ubuntu in this case?  Or is
> this the only package shipping a plugin?

Of course, it is not. However, I checked which packages
ship /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and which ship /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins.
Then I checked, if packages found by the first search still ship plugins
in the firefox/plugins directory and found, that e.g. totem-mozilla
removed the directory in the Sid package. Further the second search (for
iceweasel/plugins) gave more packages, so there must be other packages,
that also do not ship plugins for Firefox.

So for me it seems, there is a conclusion (or a general decision that)
packages do not ship plugins for non-existent browsers.

Regards, Daniel

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