FreeBSD Port: mozilla-1.6_4,2

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Fri Jun 25 17:55:47 PDT 2004

>> (06.25.2004 @ 2037 PST): Danny Pansters said, in 2.0K: <<
> On Saturday 26 June 2004 02:07, Arend P. van der Veen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a general question about how to configure mozilla.  I personally
> > like to use a window manager like "ion".  GNOME is very beautiful but I
> > usually do not need all of the additional applications and overhead.   I
> > usually install X, ion and Mozilla.   The big problem that I am having
> > (and why I am making this post) is that when I configure the system in
> > this fashion Mozilla does not look very good.  If I install GNOME
> > everything looks great.  I can even run mozilla from "ion" and it looks
> > great.
> >
> > I have played around with fonts, etc. but it has never had any big
> > impact.   I  have found that installing the bitstream-vera fonts help.
> >
> > Does anybody have an explanation of what is going on here ?  Are there
> > some key libraries from GNOME that I need to compile mozilla with ?  I
> > would be very interested in any feedback.
> >
> > I am running FreeBSD 5.2.1, Mozilla 1.6_4.2 and GNOME2-2.6.1.
> I'm not a heavy mozilla user but if you talk about fonts, is that your main 
> problem, do they look the same with gnome (anti-aliassed), does it also 
> include widgets? It seems to me that in your ion environment mozilla gets 
> built with/for gtk1 and in your gnome environment it gets built with/for gtk2 
> which looks a lot nicer.

Having ion installed shouldn't affect which version of mozilla gets

> I'm assuming that you're building from ports, please look at 
> the /usr/ports/www/mozilla Makefile, you may want to build it with an 
> explicit WITH_GTK1="no". It does want to use gtk2 per default but it might be 
> the case that your gnome-free ion environment has some gtk1 app which can 
> make everything or most gtk'ish apps in ports to use gtk1. I have not tested 
> this (I use mainly kde).

This is wrong. It doesn't matter what you set WITH_GTK1 to; as long as
WITH_GTK1 is defined, mozilla will be built against Gtk1.

The original poster can check which Gtk he's compiling against with
pkg_info -r mozilla\*

Arend: can you be a little more specific about what exactly is different
about the way mozilla looks when the GNOME Desktop isn't installed?

# Adam

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