View Full Version : [ubuntu] Pros/cons of installing Firefox plugins via "Add/Remove Applications"?

April 6th, 2009, 04:29 AM
I am wondering what are the advantages or disadvantages of installing firefox plugins using Synaptic or the "Add/Remove Applications" option.


April 6th, 2009, 04:57 AM
The ones from the repos get installed globally for all users
but are usually a couple of revisions behind.

If it's just your Personal Computer, I would say get them trough Firefox directly.

April 6th, 2009, 05:00 AM
Synaptic and Add/Remove do the exact same thing "behind the scenes"

Add/Remove programs is just designed to be a little nicer when you're looking for end-user applications (not like, for example, mystery CLI utility X and strange library headers Y)

So bottom line, they'll do the exact same thing.