[Slackbuilds-users] System-wide addons for Seamonkey and Firefox?

Niki Kovacs info at microlinux.fr
Fri Sep 7 08:48:24 UTC 2012


I'm a happy user of SBo, using nearly 200 packages built courtesy of the 
SlackBuild scripts here (numerous pats on many shoulders). There's only 
about two dozen packages where I had to either alter the scripts to fit 
my needs or write some from scratch.

Now there's one set of addons left where I'm banging my head against the 
wall^^^^^keyboard, that's the extensions for Seamonkey and/or Firefox.

I live in France, so the vast majority of the systems I install here are 
in French. Though there is a small german-speaking community in a 
village nearby, and I also provide some installs for these folks (I'm 
Austrian, so german is my native language).

Slackware being not exactly an i18n-friendly distribution, I'm more or 
less searching in vain for translation packages. I'm mainly a Seamonkey 
user for web & mail, so of course, once it's installed, I can open the 
addons page and grab the corresponding .xpi packages for translations 
and Adblock Plus (a must-have addon). But when installing a network with 
more than fifty users, this solution is not viable.

As a temporary workaround, I've created a template user, installed all 
the needed addons, modified the configuration and then packaged all of 
~/.mozilla to be installed into /etc/skel. But this is the Quick & Dirty 
solution. My packaging skills stop here.

If anyone of you guys knows how to build real clean packages for 
system-wide browser addons, I would really be grateful.

Cheers from my little South French village,

Microlinux - Solutions informatiques 100% Linux et logiciels libres
7, place de l'église - 30730 Montpezat
Web  : http://www.microlinux.fr
Mail : info at microlinux.fr
Tél. : 04 66 63 10 32

More information about the SlackBuilds-users mailing list