Paul Howarth paul at
Wed Jun 29 11:17:32 UTC 2005

Eric Tanguy wrote:
> Le mercredi 29 juin 2005 à 10:58 +0100, Paul Howarth a écrit :
>>Eric Tanguy wrote:
>>>When i installed java-1.5.0-sun-plugin- the link
>>>is created in /usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.8/plugins/ and i have to copy it
>>>manually to /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.4/plugins/. Why this link is not
>>>created at the right place ?
>>The trigger script in the java-1.5.0-sun-plugin package that is intended 
>>to set up this link tries to figure out where to put the link by 
>>searching for the definition of MOZ_DIST_BIN in /usr/bin/firefox. 
>>However, in the FC4 firefox, MOZ_DIST_BIN is specified as:
>>rather than
>>and the script doesn't know how to handle that. This is probably worth 
>>bringing up with the people at jpackage.
> So how to change that ? have we to modify the firefox package ? May be
> it will be better to put the plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins which
> seems to be used by firefox (with no version dependance) and mozilla ?

That seems reasonable to me but there may be a good reason why it's not 
done by default.

What needs fixing is the spec file for the jpackage java package so that 
if MOZ_DIST_BIN comes back as "$MOZ_LIB_DIR/firefox-1.0.4" then it goes 
back and looks to see what MOZ_LIB_DIR is (using the same method as for 
finding MOZ_DIST_BIN) and substitues that. Not terribly difficult.


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