gecko & firefox marked forbidden

Naram Qashat cyberbotx at
Sat Feb 14 13:49:20 PST 2009

t-u-t wrote:
> just a note,
> firefox2 has been marked forbidden, and it stopped me twice while 
> building gnome2-lite today when pulled for gecko depends by www/epiphany 
> and x11/yelp.
> on my own system i fixed the Makefiles of these two to use xulrunner, 
> (which was there anyway - just removed firefox), but i don't know what 
> other effects there are on other ports etc.
> n.b. i don't need ff2, just noting

I'll point out that the same issue occured for me with multimedia/vlc.  It was 
updated to have xulrunner after firefox in USE_GECKO, but even defining 
WITH_GECKO=xulrunner it still tried to install firefox2.  I don't know what the 
bug is, but there is one.

Naram Qashat

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