Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: June 09 2004,06:15
The firefox.tar.gz is designed to be placed in the "/" directory of DSL, not
the "/optional" directory.. I'm not familiar with the firefox.ci file.
".dsl" files are placed in the "/optional" directory, and can be loaded
thru the mydsl menu , then run either by menu choice or icon.
".tar.gz" files are placed in the "/" directory, and start automatically
at boot time. The themes such as blue-theme.tar.gz work the same way.
You can rename the firefox.tar.gz to firefox.dsl, place them in the
/optional directory, and they will work like regular .dsl files.
The theme files can be renamed and used the same way...
If you are running a system with generous ram and cpu, this is not a problem,
but if you have minimal system, the .tar.gz method reduces ram requirements.
Most all the .tar.gz files write only to certain directories, like ~/damnsmall and
/opt, etc.. keeping the majority of ramspace in a read-only state, not making the
entire system writable, which eats more resources ...
Correct me if I'm wrong, people, this is how it was explained to me...