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Re: [SLE] OpenOffice 2.0
  • From: Darryl Gregorash <raven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 11:40:56 -0600
  • Message-id: <433ECA28.9050307@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 10/01/2005 09:55 AM, jdd sur free wrote:
> Darryl Gregorash wrote:
>
>>> for example, I got flash player for mozilla. I could copy it to
>>> /opt/semonkey and /opt/Firefox, but still don't know where to copy it
>>> for Konqueror...
>> Why do you need --or want-- to copy anything anywhere? That is why the
>> gods invented soft links.
>
> most plugins don't know about links (some others needs links :-()
I don't know what you mean. Plugins don't need to know about links. The
proper thing for an application to do is open the link itself, the
system will redirect that to the link target.
>
> Besides, most packages you install know enough
>> to test for all these directories,
>
> flash player wait for _you_ to give him the rep.
Then it doesn't matter if the distro is LSB compliant or not. SuSE's
flash rpm handles it properly, and mozilla has an add-plugins.sh that
finds it -- unless you redirected your plugin to some obscure place on
/var. Check /usr/lib/browser-plugins and put all your plugins there, or
make links there to the plugins. Then tell your browser about it. Maybe
you have to do some work of your own until everyone knows that is where
plugins should go, and where a browser should look for them. That isn't
SuSE's fault, and it's nobody's fault if you installed your browser or
some plugin so some place on /var.
>
>> anywhere, and if you do, complain to the people who built the package,
>> not the people who built your distribution.
>
> the package builder can't know where _you_ install your app. not
> without scanning the entire disk, which is very time consuming
Of course they can't know that. Why should you expect them to know?

You want the LSB to specify some sort of system registry like
<the-OS-from-Redmond> uses? (Perish the thought)
>
>>
>> As for Konqueror, Settings/Configure Konqueror --> Plugins. Which
>> directory did you want it to look in?
>>
> don't gives flash player (at least not on my computer)
<sitting down at jd's keyboard> Where -did- you say you put that thing
anyway?

:)


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