Why so many ports still depend on firefox-2.X.X.X ?

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Sun Apr 26 15:48:59 UTC 2009

On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 10:37:13 -0500, Yuri <yuri at rawbw.com> wrote:

> Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>>> I see that ImageMagick, gimp, gimp-apps, inkscape, gnucash, etc depend
>>> on firefox-2.
>> I don't see that at all.  What makes you say that?
>> None of those programs seem to have firefox on their dependency lists in
>> the ports system, and I don't remember using a browser with any of them.
> I see this when I run this command:
> $ pkg_info -R firefox-,1
> Information for firefox-,1:
> Required by:
> ImageMagick-
> gegl-0.0.22_1
> gimp-2.6.5,2
> gimp-app-2.6.5_1,1
> gimp-gutenprint-5.1.7_1
> gnucash-2.2.7_2
> gnucash-docs-2.2.0_3
> inkscape-0.46_5
> librsvg2-2.26.0
> swt-3.4
> yelp-2.26.0
> There is something in the install process that causes these dependencies  
> to be created.
> I have ports updated with portupgrade.

Looks like it's because of other ports depend on librsvg2 that depends on  
firefox. You can change librsvg2 to depend on libxul (same engine that  
firefox3 uses) if you want to. Or even you can disable mozilla plugin in  
librsvg2. I think it should be disable by default since a lot of open  
source browsers already have SVG support.


> And I have FF-3 installed as well.
> Yuri

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