Bug 202395 - {%includedir,%libdir}/firefox-* should not include minor version
{%includedir,%libdir}/firefox-* should not include minor version
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Blocks: FC6Target 223880
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Reported: 2006-08-14 00:16 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-01 14:47:12 EDT
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Description Jens Petersen 2006-08-14 00:16:51 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefox installs lots of files under $libdir/firefox-$VERSION, where
VERSION is the full version (eg 1.5.0.6).
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:
/usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.6
/usr/include/firefox-1.5.0.6
/usr/share/idl/firefox-1.5.0.6

Expected results:
/usr/lib/firefox-1.5
/usr/include/firefox-1.5
/usr/share/idl/firefox-1.5

Additional info:
Debian uses
/usr/lib/firefox
/usr/include/firefox
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 14:47:12 EDT
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 03:27:42 EDT
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 10:55:28 EDT
xulrunner.
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2007-03-20 21:41:59 EDT
Would that help packages using libgtkembedmoz?
Comment 5 Christopher Aillon 2007-03-20 22:03:22 EDT
yes

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