Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 981490
Cannot set system-wide default home page
Last modified: 2013-08-15 15:46:42 EDT
To configure firefox automatically for all users, I provide a file /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences/all-example.js with the following contents:
The authentication bit works fine, but browser.start.homepage doesn't. It makes the browser start up *without* loading a home page. And if I hit the 'home' button it still takes me to the Fedora start page. Am I doing it wrong?
Thanks for bug report, see:
That works; thanks. Now... in Fedora, where do I *put* it?
I was lazy to start with. *Please* tell me I don't really have to do it this way...
for DIR in /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences \
/usr/lib/firefox/defaults/preferences ; do
if [ -d $DIR ]; then
if cat > $DIR/all-example.js <<EOF
In case of x86_64 system:
In case of i386 system:
We already moved that once, didn't we? From F18 to F19 or something? I wasn't *completely* on crack when I came up with the other two paths in comment 2?
Please could we move it *again*, to somewhere non-arch-specific?
It's OK to have an arch-specific directory *too*, of course. But we should be able to put a file in /usr/share or /etc instead of %_libdir.
Please don't make me build an arch-specific package for a text file which is identical!
You're right. Actually mozilla moved firefox/defaults/preferences to firefox/browser/defaults/preferences in some recent Firefox. Avoiding multilib settings actually makes sense to me. We could put system settings to /etc/... and make documentation of this somewhere. Since this isn't related to default homepage we could probably make another bug.
Should I file another bug for that? Here? In mozilla bugzilla?