Fw: Re: Build instructions for firefox
super_bisquit at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 30 19:50:09 UTC 2010
--- On Fri, 4/30/10, Beat Gaetzi <beat at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
From: Beat Gaetzi <beat at FreeBSD.org>
Subject: Re: Fw: Re: Build instructions for firefox
To: "Super Biscuit" <super_bisquit at yahoo.com>
Cc: gecko at FreeBSD.org
Date: Friday, April 30, 2010, 6:11 PM
Super Biscuit wrote:
> --- On Wed, 4/28/10, Beat Gaetzi <beat at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> Super Biscuit wrote:
>> --- On Tue, 4/27/10, Beat Gaetzi <beat at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>> From: Beat Gaetzi <beat at FreeBSD.org>
>> Subject: Re: Build instructions for firefox
>> To: "Super Biscuit" <super_bisquit at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: gecko at FreeBSD.org
>> Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 7:22 PM
>> Super Biscuit wrote:
>>> Forgive me for bothering you.Is there a set of instructions available for building firefox on a ppcG3 machine? Make install dies at libxul/xulrunner even after I disabled java xpcom. Build results are the same for all mozilla-firefox dependent browsers- kazehakase and midori have the same results. Present system is 9.0 SNAPSHOT powerpc. System RAM 386M with 374M available. 400mHz
>> Do you use a port (like www/firefox) for building firefox? As far as I
>> know all firefox ports should build on PowerPC. If not please provide
>> the build output where the build breaks, custom settings in
>> /etc/make.conf and the output of "make showconfig".
>> How? I can only upload files to slexy or ompload not pipe the outputs there. /etc/make.conf only has the perlversion listed.
>> To further clarify/explain:
>> I have to look at the output of the G3. I'm using an x86 box to access the internet graphically. Things build slow on the G3. It's been working for almost two days and etoile is still not finished.
>> I hope that this explains my last reply.
> Feel free to upload the output to some pastebin services and we will
> take a look at it.
> The showconfig is at http://slexy.org/view/s20gosMsuz .
> The make.conf is at http://slexy.org/view/s21SZiHrwe .
It looks like you were building libxul instead of firefox. As far as I
know current version www/libxul does not build on PowerPC. We are
working on an update of libxul to 1.9.2 which is working on PowerPC.
There were several ports which currently break with 1.9.2 and need to be
You could checkout libxul 1.9.2 from our development repository:
# svn co
If you like to run Firefox on PowerPC then please use www/firefox.
Thanks for the link and all. It helps out a lot.
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