[Novalug] How to gut &^*%$& Firefox??
novalug at soupy.org
Thu Oct 8 13:15:31 EDT 2009
On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 11:18:08AM -0500, Beartooth wrote:
> > p.s. rm-ing the locale files is nice, but then rpm -V
> > complains.
> I got a couple versions of commands from the
> fedora-general list on gmane :
> rm -fr /usr/lib/firefox-*/extensions/langpack-*
> rm -fr /usr/lib64/firefox-*/extensions/langpack-*
Per Jim's comment, removing the files with rm "works" but it interferes
with the package manager. rpm's "verify" fails, and any update will
simply put the languages back.
Package managers in distros like Fedora, RHEL, Ubuntu, and Debian are
very much in charge of what's on a host. This is very different from
Win32 where you have installers per application and can add/remove at
will. Big philosophy difference, and hence #debian used to drill users
with "don't fuck with the package manager".
In a nutshell, for the distros we're talking about, you can
either find packages to remove (note on my Fedora those files appear owned by the Firefox package, and not removable sub-packages), or you can go outside the package manager's control and install your own Firefox in /usr/local, or find a different Firefox to install.
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