mozilla's install hanging on amd64

Mikhail Teterin mi+mx at
Mon Apr 11 09:12:50 PDT 2005

> > 	/usr/share/examples/etc/defaults/make.conf
> This file just happens to be an example file, not a documentation piece.

Examples ARE part of documentation. Your attempt to deny this is not only 
wrong, it is AWFUL from all sorts of advocacy and "political" points of view.
(BTW, it seems, the file is now in /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf)

That said, you are not just double, you are triple-wrong. Try the following
excercise. On the FreeBSD command prompt type:

	man make.conf	<- and press the Enter key

then press forward slash ('/') key and type:

	CPUTYPE	<- and press the Enter key

examine the CPUTYPE paragraph. Are man-pages documentation? Ooops...

> > and -- this is where actual -march=XXX is added to compiler
> > flags.
> >
> > If Mozilla port can't handle this, than it is broken and needs fixing

> Feel free to submit patches to

We are talking about the _FreeBSD port_ of Mozilla. If, indeed, the trouble 
lies with the -march switch, the port's inability to create a functional 
binary with `-march=opteron' means, Mozilla port remains *broken* -- at least 
on amd64. Whatever fix is found, it will, no doubt, be submitted to Mozilla 
developers, and I know it just as well, as you know, when to press Enter.

Have a nice day.


> Scott

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