Firefox and Thunderbird duplicated files

Andrew Benton andy at
Sat Oct 16 11:38:54 PDT 2004

Jonathan Lee wrote:
> Hello,
>   just wondering if anybody knows if Firefox and Thunderbird can be
>    a) Built together (they unpack to the same mozilla tree), or
>    b) Installed so that the libraries are not duplicated?
> I installed both according to the BLFS devel book. Previously, I had 
> just used the prepackaged binaries. There seems to be a lot of 
> duplication between the trees, so I thought there might be a way to 
> merge the trees cleanly.
> In particular, the two directories that seem to have the most overlap are:
>   /opt/thunderbird-0.8/lib/thunderbird-0.8
> and
>   /usr/lib/firefox-0.10.1
> I'd rather have something like
>   /usr/lib/mozilla
> and get both to look there for their libs. A simple move doesn't seem to 
> accomplish this... and before I go mess up anything I'm wondering if 
> somebody has any ideas.
> Thanks
> --Jonathan

Have you thought of building Mozilla?

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