firefox-7 and environment, startup script

Beat Gätzi beat at
Thu Sep 29 17:28:16 UTC 2011


On Sep 28, 2011, at 7:09 AM, poyopoyo at wrote:
> Hi,
> on firefox-7, we have bin/firefox as binary program and run without
> This means several environment set by this script have
> gone; e.g.) MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH. Now firefox stopped searching except for
> default $HOME/.mozilla/plugins.

Looks like this is caused by the startup improvements in Firefox 7:

This makes our MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH patch to useless
(see ports/www/firefox/files/

> Is this OK? (so for me, as my only plugin is flash through
> nspluginwrapper.) Do you have a recommended way to start firefox on
> FreeBSD with other, if any, plugins?

We have to find another solution for this. I don't have any plugins installed
to test this but as a workaround you could try to start Firefox with the 
old script:
# cd /usr/local/lib/firefox/bin && ./ firefox


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