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Re: [opensuse] Re: switching Firefox to manual updates check
  • From: Wolfgang Rosenauer <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 12:04:01 +0100
  • Message-id: <45A376A1.7090206@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Eberhard Roloff wrote:

> This is not necessarily the case. Basically you can update firefox in rpm
> installs, as well. I did this multiple times, actually I did it anytime I
> thought the suse supplied updates were late ;-))
>
> What I do:
> [deleted "unsafe" description]
>
> Disadvantage:
> From then on, you are on your own in regards to firefox updates from SUSE ,
> but you said, you prefer to do your updates manually.;-))
>
> Up to now, this worked nicely for me. Should you encounter the problem that
> you cannot activate firerfox updates, because they are greyed out, it is
> always an easy option to remove the suse firefox that came with your OS and
> install the latest+greatest from mozilla.com .

In case SUSE updates are late there is a mozilla repository in the
buildservice which has updated packages usually at the same time as
mozilla.com. And then you
- don't break RPM consistency
- don't loose special SUSE integration features

Wolfgang
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