mozilla packages vs. Debian (firefox and thunderbird)
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I always prefer Debian packages. Non-debian packages are simply bothersome to maintain and update. All menu modifications, icons etc. have to be done by hand, whereas debian packages do it automatically.
if i use the debian packages, will the be intigrated with my desktop manager (kde or gnome, changes daily)? Right now i have downloaded the 2 programs, and when i click on a mailto link in Firefox, i get either KDE or Gnome's mailer, and can't seem to make firefox the defalt.
also, when i click on a link in an e-mail or an IM (i use gaim), thunderbird opens epiphany and gaim opens firefox, but goes to my home page.
so if i just copy my .firefox and .thunderbird folders (in my home directory) to another folder, apt-get the programs, then replace the new folders with the old ones, will all my e-mails and bookmarks survive?
Originally posted by TimmyP so if i just copy my .firefox and .thunderbird folders (in my home directory) to another folder, apt-get the programs, then replace the new folders with the old ones, will all my e-mails and bookmarks survive?
Installing debian packages will not touch any files or folders in your home directory. No need to move those folders. Those files are created/updated only when you actually run the binaries.