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Bug 68556 - Firefox updates only available to Root
Summary: Firefox updates only available to Root
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Mozilla Gentoo Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-22 08:43 UTC by Jim Ramsay (lack) (RETIRED)
Modified: 2004-11-15 14:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Jim Ramsay (lack) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-22 08:43:17 UTC
The new "Updates" feature of Firefox 1.0 (and the old idea of system-wide plugins) require you to run Firefox as root.

I suggest that we follow a similar philosophy to the "games" to allow more access.  Have a "mozilla" group who owns /usr/lib/MozillaFirefox (and /usr/lib/MozillaThunderbird) with write access.  Then any user added to the "mozilla" group can update firefox and/or thunderbird, and add system-wide plugins.
Comment 1 Aron Griffis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-15 14:25:20 UTC
No, the sysadmin can handle firefox updates, there's no reason to give users access.  Users aren't allowed to update games either, only the score files.