firefox3 port missing firefox-config or firefox3-config
cyberbotx at cyberbotx.com
Sat Jul 19 05:56:13 UTC 2008
Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:06:02 -0500, Naram Qashat
> <cyberbotx at cyberbotx.com> wrote:
>> 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 bsd.gecko.mk 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.
I did a little digging on my own, and found two more threads talking about this:
Both mention the same thing, that xulrunner should be used to get the correct
Mozilla configuration files. I also just tried to build vlc after manually
editing it's Makefile to have xulrunner at the beginning of the WANT_GECKO line
and removing the .include to bsd.gecko.mk, and it found xulrunner-config after
installing xulrunner, so I assume that's how it should be done from now on. I
think this means that using anything but xulrunner for WANT_GECKO or USE_GECKO
won't work as planned anymore.
> 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 bsd.gecko.mk 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. ;-)
>> Naram Qashat
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