Why does Ubuntu puts Firefox transalation in gnome’s language pack ? (2)

A day after presenting the question, seems like a user got a problem I didn’t thought of. He didn’t like Firefox 3 and decided to install Firefox 2 instead.

The problem is that he now has Firefox 2 and the translation for Firefox 3 (from the GNOME package). Same problem occurs with the Hebrew interface… The solution is to manually delete the Firefox 3 files, and than install the mozilla-firefox-locale-he-il package.

Don’t forget that this should be done on every update of the language-pack-gnome-he-base package (or any other language than Hebrew)! So who’s in favor of splitting the Firefox 3 translation to another package ?

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Filed under i18n & l10n, Mozilla, Ubuntu

3 responses to “Why does Ubuntu puts Firefox transalation in gnome’s language pack ? (2)

  1. You see, someone in Ubuntu thought about users that would like to downgrade back to the stable version, but he (or she) has to talk with the locale packages maintainers of Firefox 3.0 before any actual release. Let’s hope that all these issues will be solved in the upcoming week, before the majority of users will see them.

  2. Alexander

    >The solution is to manually delete the Firefox 3 files, and than install the >mozilla-firefox-locale-he-il package.

    This is not true, you should be able to happily install both at the same time.

  3. Have you tried to discuss it on ubuntu-devel-discuss?

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