ports/125993: www/firefox3 is unusable
mezz7 at cox.net
Sun Jul 27 19:20:06 UTC 2008
The following reply was made to PR ports/125993; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Jeremy Messenger" <mezz7 at cox.net>
To: bug-followup at freebsd.org, joe at zircon.seattle.wa.us
Subject: Re: ports/125993: www/firefox3 is unusable
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 14:14:01 -0500
> You claim that you know about problems with firefox3. Yet, there is no
> information anywhere on the FreeBSD website which describes the pitfals
> and solutions required to use the product.
Because it was discovered one or two week(s) ago. And, I knew that it will
be fixed soon when ahze comes back and it's rare by depend on what kind of
plugins you have. I only get two to three users report for this and I can
reproduce their problem.
I am reinstall firefox3 with no lib/browser_plugins patch right now. If it
works then I shall commit it with bump and note in UPDATING about that
users will have to add plugins in its directory by manual for a bit while.
ahze and I will be working on revamp the plugins directory by use
> Therefore, I claim that since you do not provide documentation, the
> product is BROKEN and needs to be marked as BROKEN to prevent peoplefrom
> inadvertently doing the wrong thing.
No need to, it does not broke by default unless you install depend on what
kind of plugin. I only know one plugin that can cause crash, it's totem's
web plugins so you can simple disable it in perference or deinstall it.
> If you cannot have firefox2 and firefox3 installed on the same system,
> please be EXPLICIT about it.
It can be installed together. There is no problem other than minor related
w/ user data in runtime. I don't know what exactly issue, thought, lacking
info from Firefox's website.
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