Packaging a Firefox extension

Ville-Pekka Vainio vpvainio at iki.fi
Sun Oct 30 17:37:47 UTC 2011


Hi,

I'm maintaining the Finnish spell checking extension for Firefox called 
Mozvoikko. Upstream recently released a Javascript-based version of the 
extension, which I've now packaged in Rawhide. Spec file here: 
<http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/gitweb/?p=mozvoikko.git;a=blob;f=mozvoikko.spec;h=64fec9a734bc554e44c08ed0e88379a0dc220ebb;hb=HEAD>.

Xulrunner maintainers, would you like me to push this new version to 
F-16 and F-15 as well? It would not need to be rebuilt every time 
Xulrunner is updated, but of course there is some risk in doing updates 
like this in stable releases.

For now, I've only packaged the extension for Firefox, but I would like 
to add Thunderbird support as well. What would be the best way to do 
that? I could probably symlink the extension directory from 
%{_datadir}/mozilla/extensions/%{firefox_app_id}/%{mozvoikko_ext_id} to 
%{_datadir}/mozilla/extensions/%{thunderbird_app_id/%{mozvoikko_ext_id} 
but are directory symlinks still probalematic for RPM? Should I just 
copy all the files to Thunderbird's extension directory too, to avoid 
the symlinking?

-- 
Ville-Pekka Vainio


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