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It's beyond even OS assumptions.

It's beyond even OS assumptions.

Posted Mar 3, 2011 15:28 UTC (Thu) by ejr (subscriber, #51652)
In reply to: It's beyond even OS assumptions. by Seegras
Parent article: Choosing between portability and innovation

Ah, so you don't use any non-system-wide browser (or gimp, etc.) plugins, or you have customized all the required environment variables. Many different arch plugins are dropped into the same directory. Some systems will just skip different-arch plugins, but you have to take care to rename them *before* copying on top of existing ones.

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It's beyond even OS assumptions.

Posted Mar 6, 2011 0:34 UTC (Sun) by Tet (subscriber, #5433) [Link]

Precisely. I share my home directory, and mostly it works fine. But the morons at Mozilla don't know how to write software properly, so my Firefox plugins break every time I log in from a different machine. Gimp is slightly better (in that it at least supports the concept of running different versions and multiple instances concurrently), but still problematic.

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