[support-gang] Firefox won't install on XO-1/Gnome; other options?
Kevin Gordon Gmail
kgordon420 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 09:20:26 EDT 2014
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From: James Cameron
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 00:37
To: Kevin Gordon Gmail
Cc: support-gang at lists.laptop.org; OLPC Devel
Subject: Re: [support-gang] Firefox won't install on XO-1/Gnome; other options?
On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:59:17PM -0400, Kevin Gordon Gmail wrote:
> On an xo-1, using the official 12.1 from download.laptop.org as a
> base, I am able to successfully yum install firefox with the 2 new
> dependencies (fedora-bookmarks, xulrunner) and 7 updates - mostly
> nss* modules). FF works fine with the Google and Gmail sites.
That version of Firefox (13.0-1.fc17) is very old, and has security
vulnerabilities. Do not let anybody use it.
The version that installed using 'yum install' is 22.0-1.fc17. Perhaps the update repo contains a newer version?
Also, speaking selfishly, I don't think our specific deployments can keep up with that almost weekly update cycle from mozilla. Besides chewing bandwidth, the new updates sometimes break stuff:-). I think one needs to evaluate the probability of someone actually being susceptible on the attack vector when using fedora 17/crippled flash in concert with ff.
Everyone needs to do their own plan, risks, costs, needs. For example, if one needs to run google search on 12.1, there will be some compromise made somewhere. For example, neither firefox nor opera use the journal.
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