4.11-RELEASE install error
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Jun 2 09:18:29 GMT 2005
Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
>On 30 May Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>>>On 29 May Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>>>>What is supplied with 4.11-release is old and a number of
>>>>utilities - like firefox - will not build on it anymore.
>>>I run two 4.11-stable machines here and both compile firefox from
>>>ports very fine still. I did not come across packages (yet) that
>>>did not compile on 4.11 I *know* they exist but they're not the
>>He is talking 4.11-release, from the ISO, not 4.11-stable.
>>4.11-release most definitely will not compile Firefox unless you use
>>the original firefox 1.0 code, which has a security hole in it. If
>>you cvsup the ports tree, it will update the firefox port to a later
>>version of firefox that will definitely not link in with the X
>>libraries installed off the 4.11-release ISO.
>Not sure I follow you. Will building firefox from ports on a 4.11R
>system really not build if you give a "portupgrade -rR firefox" ?
>Will this not automatically install any newer (needed) X libs?
If you have cvsup'ed your source tree and give portupgrade the options
you specify then it will build just fine. IIUC, it's only a problem if
you don't run cvsup and don't do the portupgrade "correctly" which many
less experienced users might try to do having just installed from the CD.
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