firefox3 port missing firefox-config or firefox3-config

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Sat Jul 19 04:25:31 UTC 2008

On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:06:02 -0500, Naram Qashat <cyberbotx at>  

> I was trying to modify the VLC port to enable the Firefox plugin, but  
> when I added firefox3 to the list of USE_GECKO and tried to build the  
> port, it complained saying it couldn't find firefox3-config.  I checked  
> my system, and there is no firefox3-config, but back when I had firefox2  
> installed, there was a firefox-config on my system.  I couldn't find  
> where in to add firefox3-config to the plist or where in  
> firefox3's Makefile it would need to be added.  Any advice on the matter  
> would be helpful.

Because Firefox 3 does not install this file and *.pc (pkg-config files)  
anymore. Everytime when I have tried to search for answer and reason why  
they changed it. I end up hit the wall. Perhaps, they asked in the wrong  
place. Also it's hard to find a good keyword to search in google (Mozilla  
is using google search for their website/newsgroups). If you can find it,  
I would love to know about it. Everything what jong357 (forum user) knows  
are same what I know in our search, but he has pointed that there is  
answer in mailing list that I can't find.

I have told my team about that somehow I think that Mozilla developers  
want us to start to use xulrunner for SDK/build stuff rather than on  
Firefox, Seamonkey and etc. I think that xulrunner 1.9 does install *.pc  
files and probably xulrunner-config too.


While I am here, our firefox3 port still need some improvements such as  
don't use lib/browser_plugins anymore, because firefox3 can't use firefox2  
plugins or it crashes. I am thinking about maybe use  
www/linux-mplayer-plugin/Makefile.npapi. Then create new directories like  
lib/npapi/symlinks/gecko18 and lib/npapi/symlinks/lib/gecko19. Other more  
improvements like clean up in and gecko ports.

I am slowing and lacking motivative, because I dislike any Mozilla  
products and my box is slow for build/install test. I am being patient to  
work with these, so I would love someone (that actually like Mozilla  
product and have motivative) to jump in and take over. ;-)


> Thanks,
> Naram Qashat

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