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Bug 202395 - {%includedir,%libdir}/firefox-* should not include minor version
Summary: {%includedir,%libdir}/firefox-* should not include minor version
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC6Target 223880
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-08-14 04:16 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-09-01 18:47:12 UTC

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Description Jens Petersen 2006-08-14 04:16:51 UTC
Description of problem:
Firefox installs lots of files under $libdir/firefox-$VERSION, where
VERSION is the full version (eg
It would be better if it just used the major version or even no version
at all i think.  Presumably the API doesn't break for every minor release?

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -q firefox
2. rpm -ql firefox firefox-devel | grep `rpm -q --qf "%{name}-%{version}" firefox`$
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Debian uses
for example.

Some -devel packages which link to libgtkembedmoz need to be rebuilt
for every minor firefox update because of this.

Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2006-09-01 18:47:12 UTC
It is a pain, but they break and need to be rebuilt anyway because ABI does
indeed change unfortunately from time to time.

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2007-03-20 07:27:42 UTC
For a project of the size and importance of mozilla this seems unreasonable.

Any plans to address this upstream?

Comment 3 Christopher Aillon 2007-03-20 14:55:28 UTC

Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2007-03-21 01:41:59 UTC
Would that help packages using libgtkembedmoz?

Comment 5 Christopher Aillon 2007-03-21 02:03:22 UTC

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