RSSOwl 1.2.4: use Firefox instead of Mozilla on both FreeBSD and Windows

Setting “Use external Browser” allows using the default browser on Windows, but on FreeBSD, it’ll use Mozilla. Yes, that old one.

You could set the “path to external browser” to fix FreeBSD, but it’ll then break Windows.

The escape from this narrow dilemma, after some simple analysis, must come not from RSSOwl, but from one of the systems.

My solution is to create links on FreeBSD that point to Firefox:

cd /usr/local/bin/
sudo mv mozilla mozilla.orig
sudo ln firefox mozilla
cd /usr/local/lib/firefox
sudo ln firefox-bin mozilla-bin

Make sure not to use ln -s, since you never know what’s in those uninstallation scripts and whether they follow symbolic links. You might just get your Firefox executable removed when uninstalling Mozilla.


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