Managing GNOME shell extensions
Posted Sep 22, 2011 10:06 UTC (Thu) by epa
In reply to: Managing GNOME shell extensions
Parent article: Managing GNOME shell extensions
Why wouldn't I just get these with the rest of the binary packages in my linux distribution?
Sadly no major Linux distribution provides a way to install software by and for one user. It has to be installed centrally. But desktop extensions, like web browser extensions, are something that individual users need to download and install without affecting other users or needing the root password.
The better answer would be to fix the package mechanism so that one person can 'yum install frozen-bubble', it goes in his or her home directory, and does not affect anyone else; but that's a much bigger problem to solve.
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