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Re: /usr/bin/icecat doesn't take args

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: /usr/bin/icecat doesn't take args
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:36:35 +0200


can you please use the IceCat package available here?

deb http://gnuzilla.gnu.org/download/debian deltah-icecat universe main
deb-src http://gnuzilla.gnu.org/download/debian deltah-icecat  universe main

That problem was solved in a new version of the .deb.


2008/9/30 Iain Dalton <address@hidden>:
> I'm using 3.0.1-g1, since it comes packaged in a nice .deb, but
> /usr/bin/icecat doesn't take an arg.  Apparently it's just this
> script:
> ------8<------
> cd /usr/local/lib/icecat-3.0.1-g1
> ./run-icecat.sh
> ------>8------
> The script[1] that comes with the firefox-3.0 package on Ubuntu is
> much more complex, but most importantly it ends with:
> ------8<------
> exec $LIBDIR/$APPNAME "$@"
> ------>8------
> Also, it doesn't use `cd' anywhere and /usr/bin/firefox is just a
> symlink to this script, so I don't understand why icecat uses a script
> that cds to the lib dir and runs another script.  Why not steal [1];
> it's GPLv2 or later?
> [1]: /usr/lib/firefox-3.0/firefox.sh
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> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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