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Why these differences?

Onkar Shinde
I am pointing out some of differences in SeaMonkey installation on Windows and
Linux. I am not sure if any of those should be reported as bugs. If I should
then let me know.

1. Installation type:
Windows - Default 'Complete'
Linux - Default 'Browser and Mail only'

2. Installation overwrite i.e. SeaMonkey is already installed and then I install
new nightly
Windows - Files are overwritten. So plugins (flash) are preserved.
Linux - Installer deletes existing installation directory or asks to change it.
Thus plugins have to be reinstalled after each installation.

3. Talkback installation
Windows - Doesn't install at all
Linux - Tries to install talkback and then shows an error.


All these are observations with nightlies for past 2 weeks.

Hope to get some answer.



Onkar


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Re: Why these differences?

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Onkar Shinde wrote:

> I am pointing out some of differences in SeaMonkey installation on Windows and
> Linux. I am not sure if any of those should be reported as bugs. If I should
> then let me know.
>
> 1. Installation type:
> Windows - Default 'Complete'
> Linux - Default 'Browser and Mail only'
>
> 2. Installation overwrite i.e. SeaMonkey is already installed and then I install
> new nightly
> Windows - Files are overwritten. So plugins (flash) are preserved.
> Linux - Installer deletes existing installation directory or asks to change it.
> Thus plugins have to be reinstalled after each installation.

Actually, Windows and Linux installer do the same thing here.  Both nuke
everything but leave the plugins (not extensions!).  The toolkit
(Firefox/Tbird) installer on Windows removes only the files that were
installed before.

> 3. Talkback installation
> Windows - Doesn't install at all
> Linux - Tries to install talkback and then shows an error.

We've been making our own builds, so we can't package talkback.  We've
been working on how to handle that.

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Onkar Shinde
Andrew Schultz wrote:

> Onkar Shinde wrote:
>> I am pointing out some of differences in SeaMonkey installation on
>> Windows and
>> Linux. I am not sure if any of those should be reported as bugs. If I
>> should
>> then let me know.
>>
>> 1. Installation type:
>> Windows - Default 'Complete'
>> Linux - Default 'Browser and Mail only'
>>
>> 2. Installation overwrite i.e. SeaMonkey is already installed and then
>> I install
>> new nightly
>> Windows - Files are overwritten. So plugins (flash) are preserved.
>> Linux - Installer deletes existing installation directory or asks to
>> change it.
>> Thus plugins have to be reinstalled after each installation.
>
> Actually, Windows and Linux installer do the same thing here.  Both nuke
> everything but leave the plugins (not extensions!).  The toolkit
> (Firefox/Tbird) installer on Windows removes only the files that were
> installed before.
No. My observation is that linux installer doesn't leave plugins. It asks me to
delete directory completely. That is why I have to install flash every time I
update with a nightly build.

And what about different default choices for installation?

>
>> 3. Talkback installation
>> Windows - Doesn't install at all
>> Linux - Tries to install talkback and then shows an error.
>
> We've been making our own builds, so we can't package talkback.  We've
> been working on how to handle that.
>

I know there is some issue with talkback redistribution. But if it is not
packaged then linux installer shouldn't try to install at all. First it tries
and gives an error that it couldn't install talkback.



Regards,
Onkar


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Onkar Shinde wrote:
> No. My observation is that linux installer doesn't leave plugins. It asks me to
> delete directory completely. That is why I have to install flash every time I
> update with a nightly build.

Oh.  Heh.  I was convinced that the linux installer didn't delete
plugins because I wrote the patch to handle it, but it never made it in:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240677

But you're better off installing plugins via ~/.mozilla/plugins anyway.

% mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
% ln -s /usr/path/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

and whatever else.  Then you can easily temporary disable a plugin if
you want.

> And what about different default choices for installation?

Dunno.

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