Moziila, Firefox etc
jeremy at jutley.org
Mon Dec 13 08:21:23 PST 2004
Randy McMurchy wrote:
> David Jensen wrote:
>> Firefox is now installed in /usr. Is the warning still valid? I
>> have built Mozilla and now want to build Firefox. This needs BZ'd
>> but I'm not sure what is correct.
> There's a couple of things here to look for.
> One, Firefox uses ~/.mozilla for preference files. So does Mozilla.
> Even though Firefox uses a firefox subdir of .mozilla, there's still
> a conflict with the appreg file. I'll be changing the instructions
> for Firefox to use a switch --with-user-appdir=.firefox to avoid any
> Thunderbird defaults to .thunderbird, so there's no conflict.
> Two, Firefox will link against Moz's installed NSS and NSPR libs
> if you followed all the instructions on the Moz installation. I'm
> not sure if it matters, though. NSS and NSPR is probably identical
> between the packages. (what I mean by link is that if you do ldd
> on the installed Firefox binaries, it will appear to link against
> the installed Moz libs).
Appearances can be decieving! Remember that the actual firefox
"executable" is a shell script that calls
$FIREFOX_PREFIX/lib/firefox-bin (or something to that effect). Prior to
doing so, it does some LD_LIBRARY_PATH hackery to make the program use
the nss libs installed as part of firefox.
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