packaging thunderbird and firefox extensions as RPM in Fedora

Christopher Aillon caillon at
Mon Apr 16 17:04:23 UTC 2007

Enrico Scholz wrote:
> Christopher Aillon <caillon at> writes:
>> 3.0.  There's no maintainable way to make it work now without querying
>> RPM in %post and requiring triggers.
> Why is firefox packaged in such a broken way (versioned dirs under
> /usr/lib)? I do not see any sense for such a layout on an rpm managed
> system.

ABI compatibility between versions is not guaranteed and does (and has 
in the past) change even on stable branches.  Additionally, the .so 
files are not versioned so we can't do dependencies that way.

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