packaging thunderbird and firefox extensions as RPM in Fedora

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Mon Apr 16 14:48:12 UTC 2007


this is a packaging related question, but fedora-devel in this case is 
probably the better place than fedora-packaging for now (when it comes 
to actual implemetaion details fedora-packaging probably is better).

Did anybody in recent times look into packaging thunderbird or firefox 
extensions as RPMS in fedora? One of my desktops is a x86_64 machine and 
getting a proper enigmail for it sometimes is annoying (¹). Caillion 
iirc in the past once said packaging extensions would be possible with 
future versions of thunderbird and firefox. Are thunderbird and firefox 
2.0 (both in rawhide these days) those future versions or do we have to 
wait until 3.0 for proper support? Or are there any workarounds to 
somehow make it work now?


(¹) -- the public one sometimes is not update and didn't work on 
FC6-x86_64 iirc (maybe that got fixed in between). Remi provides a 
thunderbird package with included enigmail -- that's a solution to fix 
the problem at hand in the short term, but I'd like to see a proper 
solution for this and similar extensions in Fedora-land

More information about the fedora-devel-list mailing list