I like sabayon linux. But my focus is on useing software within it where most things seam to "just work" without my having to be an expert on tweaking them...(THANK YOU SABAYON!) I'm not focused on spending all my time upgradeing etc... I'm lucky if I remember to do an emerge --sync before I try to use emerge to automaticaly install something I think I want.
I have enough trouble trying to learn the name of an unfamiliar software application that may do something I need. Quite often I really don't have a clue what packlagename to emerge to get it...
Some things are easy... Like when there is a package with the same name as the software it installs.
This time, someone in a mozillazine forum told me that firefox version 18.104.22.168 is several security releases behind, so I wanted to find out if I was running the latest version in the prortage tree... So I did an:
emerge -a firefox
and was told there were no ebuilds to satisfy it...
I know it's got to be in the portage tree somewhare because it exists on my Sabayon linux, And I sure didn't compile it myself...
Could someone tell me what package firefox is hiding in???
I was also interested in finding out if the portage tree contained a plug in called "open book" that would let me set the "create in" bookmark folder of tha "add bookmark" pop-up to default to last folder I saved a bookmark to instead of always assuming I want it dumped at the bottom of the unsorted bookmarks, But if I can't figure out what package has firefox, I dang sure won't guess what package might give me a plugin for it???
Is it safe to just download the plugin from mozilla.org??? Or is that likely to cause problems when I emerge something???