Bug 157692 - add firefox.i386 to x86_64 distro
add firefox.i386 to x86_64 distro
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Bill Nottingham
Depends On: 152944
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Reported: 2005-05-13 15:55 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:53 EDT (History)
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2005-05-13 15:55:08 EDT
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 13:08:50 EDT
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 13:52:59 EDT
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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