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Bug 157692 - add firefox.i386 to x86_64 distro
Summary: add firefox.i386 to x86_64 distro
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
Depends On: 152944
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-13 19:55 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-16 17:08:50 UTC

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Description Alexandre Oliva 2005-05-13 19:55:08 UTC
Letting users choose whether they want a browser that can use proprietary
plugins only available for x86 or not would be nice.  Derived from bug 152944.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-05-16 17:08:50 UTC
We currently have no good UI for:

a) setting this sort of a preference
b) letting the user know why they'd want to pick one or the other

Moreover, I don't think the scripts have been tested correctly for
running, say, both 32 and 64-bit browser instances at the same time (presumably,
they'd trip over the lock file.)

At this point, I think this is WONTFIX.

Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2005-05-16 17:52:59 UTC
I was thinking command line, not starting it from menus or so, but I can see the
point.  As for the scripts, if you have a running firefox, running any other
firefox will just get the running one to open the requested URL, due to
communitation (I suppose) through the X server.  So, yes, it's confusing.

But if we could just add it to the x86_64 distro, even if not installed by
default, it would make things much simpler on the update side.

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