FC6 through the rear view mirror
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 6 14:13:39 UTC 2007
On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 19:04 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 09:31 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-02-04 at 18:34 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2007-02-04 at 20:06 -0500, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > > > On Sun, 04 Feb 2007 15:07:23 -0700
> > > > Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > By the way - Item 6 - firefox plugins aren't part of fedora packaging
> > > >
> > > > Yea, but building firefox so it's tool that downloads plugins believes
> > > > it ought to install them in the directory firefox actually looks in is
> > > > part of the packaging :-).
> > > ----
> > > huh?
> > >
> > > As a user, it installs plugins in your user directory
> > >
> > > Craig
> > >
> > Now I am confused. plugins are normally installed as rpms as root and
> > don't put anything in my home directory.
> If you install plugins as root, then all users have access to them but I
> think for the most part, we are talking about users who are running a
> one user system.
> If you are going to install plugins as root, hopefully you are using rpm
> packaging (even better, use yum) which will know where to put the files.
> Otherwise, you have to put the original or a symbolic link to the
> original in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins - but that has been the way things
> have been for quite some time and if something changed, that would come
> as a surprise to me since the below is from my FC-6 system and it's
> working fine...
> ls -l /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 50 Nov 29 11:38 libjavaplugin_oji.so
> -> /usr/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
True but they are not in the users directory which was mu point.
Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net>
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