A port for FireGPG?
cpghost at cordula.ws
Thu Jul 30 09:01:54 UTC 2009
On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 04:53:53PM +0200, cpghost wrote:
> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 12:31:29AM +0200, cpghost wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'd like to use GnuPG with Webmail (e.g. with gmail or other
> > webmails). AFAICS, the following Firefox add-on would help:
> > http://www.getfiregpg.org/
> > Unfortunately, according to http://www.getfiregpg.org/install.html
> > one needs to compile an IPC library (?) out of the firefox3 sources,
> > like this:
> > http://blog.getfiregpg.org/2008/10/17/how-to-compile-the-ipc-library/
> > Is there a port to automate this task, or could someone with the
> > necessary skills please create such a port? That would be great!
> Just a little follow-up.
> Those are the (manual) steps to get libipc compiled on FreeBSD/amd64,
> assuming www/firefox3 is already installed:
this is an update for www/firefox35
# cd /usr/ports/www/firefox35
# make configure
# make build
(Be patient, it takes some time)
# cd work/mozilla-1.9.1/extensions
# <now fetch libipc (ipc-latest.tar.gz) to /path/to/ipc-latest.zip>
(source of ipc-latest.tar.gz is
# tar -xvpf /path/to/ipc-latest.zip
# chown -R root:wheel ipc
(We now have /usr/ports/www/firefox35/work/mozilla-1.9.1/extensions/ipc)
# cd ipc <now: /usr/ports/www/firefox35/work/mozilla-1.9.1/extensions/ipc>
# ./makemake -r -o .
Here, you need to manually edit (like this):
Makefile (topsrcdir = ../..)
build/Makefile (topsrcdir = ../../..)
public/Makefile (topsrcdir = ../../..)
src/Makefile (topsrcdir = ../../..)
(This will create libipc.so, ipc.xpt in:
# cd /usr/ports/www/firefox35/work/mozilla-1.9.1/dist/bin/components
# cp -i libipc.so /usr/local/lib/firefox3/components/
# cp -i ipc.xpt /usr/local/lib/firefox3/components/
(There is no need to install firefox3 again. Only libipc.so and ipc.xpt count)
$ cd ~/.mozilla/firefox/<the_firefox_profile>
$ touch .autoreg
(And restart firefox3).
With that, firegpg add-on works flawlessly.
All this can probably be automated with a slave port of www/firefox35.
IMPORTANT: you don't want to use the port www/xpi-firegpg. It is extremely
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