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Backports is the magical word....

jawtheshark (198669) writes | more than 2 years ago

Debian 2

Staying on Squeeze, I can run Compiz, run VueScan, the themes are not messed up, etc....

Staying on Squeeze, I can run Compiz, run VueScan, the themes are not messed up, etc....

Remaining problem: the internationalization applet... I'll work around that. Interestingly that's called gnome-language-selector, so you'd expect it to be part of Gnome.

2 comments

Glad you are working through it (1)

tqft (619476) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651224)

Why can't you just download FF & TB from mozilla.com and let them worry about the updates.

I understand not wanting to compile it yourself - keeping up to date.

have you seen this? Does that help with your localization problem - as English only I never worry about that. Mind you Oz or UK English might be better for me than the US version.
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17795 [debian.net]

Re:Glad you are working through it (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 2 years ago | (#36651340)

Why can't you just download FF & TB from mozilla.com and let them worry about the updates.

Assuming that this is not a rhetorical question, it's because they don't provide debian repositories. You're set back to the "Windows Ways Of Doing Things". It is entirely possible to download the binaries (there even are 64-bit binaries, if you know where to look), but each time there is a new release, you have to download them unbzip2 them. (Using softlinks is an easy way... for example your /opt/firefox points to the current release, eg /opt/firefox-4.0, you want to use). Still, it adds additional work which would be done automatically by using the repositories.

I don't think the update functionality of firefox/thunderbird will work when running non-root. I might be mistaken of course.

The link you provide, describes the problem accurately. So gnome-language-selector is indeed Ubuntu only, which is a shame. The solution is thus to install the packages manually. I guess, I can deduce them from an existing Ubuntu installation. For me it's not about "languages", but because of spelling/grammar aides. The proposed solution in the thread, can thus not function for me. (dpkg-reconfigure locales). Besides, I have a better way to set locales to my liking on Debian [slashdot.org] . (Related: OpenOffice Locale Exception [slashdot.org] )

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