Robin wrote:What is likely to happen (again) is not a chorus of people in support of taking your choice away, but instead of chorus of users debunking the myth you're trying to perpetuate here (again).
it's a myth
, is it? ...so that program doesn't appear on your system, nor operate as it was intended to do? ...or, is it more likely that you simply haven't looked?
Robin wrote:The only way a user's settings aren't saved is if he's using a LiveCD instead of an installed Mint.
oh, perhaps you've misinterpreted what I meant by "overwritten". The settings are, indeed, saved. Then, on the next boot, they are overwritten.
Robin wrote:Either you are using Mint only in Virtual environment or LiveCD, or your experience is quite unique, since no one else has reported any such reversal after applying the changes offered in both this thread and the other one you tried to pull this stunt in.
No. It's a "standard" Mint 8 installation. My experience is not unique, as others in that other thread actually tried to candy-coat and defend the script that you claim is only a "myth" and imply is only a figment of my imagination.
I'm surprised that you, Robin, would try to pretend that this program does not exist on a standard installation, when you need only look at your own standard installation to verify that it exists. I understand, from another thread, that you are a recent Linux convert... maybe you know python, maybe not; go ahead and read through the program's source code on your
machine. Even if you don't know python, the comments within the source code should be satisfactory to explain the program's inner workings.
I don't know why you should feel dumbfounded
, unless you're having difficulty navigating to your /etc/init.d/ directory, and using the less
command to investigate the contents of mintsystem; it has but one executable line in it, calling /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem/mint-adjust.py
, the program in question in that other thread. You will see, in reading that source code, on line 43 of that file, the comment "Perform file overwriting adjustments", followed by a block of code that... well, performs file overwriting "adjustments" ..and the source directly after that indicates that it looks in /etc/linuxmint/adjustments
. In that directory, you'll find a file called 15-mint-artwork-gnome-firefox.overwrite
(as well as a README
that describes the contents of the *.overwrite files). In the *-firefox.overwrite file, you'll clearly see that your bookmarks.html, firefox.js, google.xml, browserconfig.properties, and mimetypes.rdf files are specified therein for overwriting by the "default" files of the same names found in /usr/share/linuxmint/common/artwork/firefox/
So, go ahead and feign moral outrage, indignance, dumbfoundedness, or whatever ....but don't imply that I am the one here "pulling a stunt". What I've outlined above is not of my
design -- it's on every Linux Mint 8 installation.