Why is Firefox such a beast??

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 22:15:52 UTC 2008


On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 21:32 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:57:16 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:10:16 +0000 (UTC) Beartooth <Beartooth at swva.net>
> > wrote:
> > 
> >> 	I'll try it once more. And dollars to doughnuts they all come
> >> back. Probably the very next time I update Firefox; certainly when I
> >> upgrade my OS.
> > 
> > They will, when you update Firefox.  The language packs are part of the
> > Firefox rpms.  So you have to remove them each time after you do a
> > Firefox update.
> 
> 	Aaarrgghhhh : I update firefox more days than not.
> 
> 	*Why* are the rpms that way?? Can an ordinary non-technoid get 
> them out? Or get rpms without them somewhere?? If the latter, what will 
> happen when something involving Firefox turns up on a yum update??

Do you mean you update FF using its builtin updater rather than with
yum? (I'm talking about FF itself of course, not the add-ons). In my
system the "Check for updates" menu item is greyed out.

And I don't see any language packs other than English and Spanish, which
are the ones I've enabled. The others are there of course (I can enable
them if I want), but they don't get in the way and I strongly doubt they
using any resources other than a modest amount of disk space (11MB on my
system).

I'd seriously doubt this has anything to do with slow start-times.

poc




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