linux-gtk2 port too old for Linux Firefox 3 binary

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Wed Jun 25 09:25:58 UTC 2008

Quoting Brad Karp <bkarp at> (from Tue, 24 Jun 2008 17:45:18 +0100):

> Greetings.
> The version of GTK in FreeBSD's linux-gtk2 port is 2.6.10.
> I (and others, I expect) tend to run the Linux build of Firefox, so
> that I can use Linux releases of the Flash player.
> The new Firefox 3 release fails when run against linux-gtk2 from the
> GTK port, though; it complains that Firefox 3 requires at least GTK
> 2.10.
> The port's maintainer is listed as freebsd-emulation. Might someone
> who tends this port be up for updating the port to bring GTK 2.10 or
> newer into linux-gtk2?

The problem is, that our default linux-base (fc4) does not come with  
gtk 2.10. To switch to a more recent linux-base, we need linux 2.6  
emulation. In 7.0 is already a part of this, but it's not enable per  
default. In 8-current we have a more complete linux 2.6 emulation  
(it's in the testing phase).

For the ports we (bsam@) is working at infrastructure to be able to  
install fc4 or a more recent fedore version as linux-base (we have to  
be able to support 2.4 and 2.6 emulation). The more recent version  
would come with a more recent GTK version. Patches are available in  
the archive of emulation@ in case you want to have a look at it. The  
infrastructure looks promising, but is not yet committed.


Ad astra per aspera.  (To the stars by aspiration.)    Alexander @ PGP ID = B0063FE7       netchild @  : PGP ID = 72077137

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