Nope, if you give write permission to the directory, it will also check for updates to Firefox itself. Without the write permission, it will only check for extensions/search engines.
Yeah, I could use synaptic, but I prefer to download Firefox from Mozilla and unpack it, rather than use Debian's sources. I know it doesn't take too long for the Debian repository to be updated, but I like to keep my browsers up-to-date as much as possible. Debian etch is still at 188.8.131.52, it has yet to be updated. I also modify some of the .jar files, so I find it easier to just download from Mozilla, unpack it, make my changes again if needed.
But, if you think that giving write permission to myself might not be a good idea, I will switch it back and just check manually for Firefox updates.
Last edited by SweetLou; 06-11-2006 at 02:08 PM.