The Linux installer for Firefox is terrible:
- It is not packaged as a self-extracting executable, but a tarball that the user must manually unpackage before running;
- It doesn’t provide any extra value compared to simply unpacking a Firefox tarball:
- No OS integration;
- No shortcut generation.
For these reasons, and because nobody has stepped up to create l10n repackaging of the Linux installer, I believe that we should not ship the Linux installer for Firefox 1.5, and I have filed a bug to that effect (bug number to remain hidden to avoid spammage). If you disagree with my decision, please email me directly and let me know why (and how much work you’re willing to do to make the Linux installer actually useful).