FreeBSD Port: gnome2-lite-2.24.3

t-u-t marshc187 at
Tue Feb 17 10:23:49 PST 2009

Steve Schmidt wrote:
> Greetings:
> I'm attempting a fresh install of
> gnome2-lite<>and
> I'm encountering a rash of security issues.
> By fresh install, I am using FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE  with
> xorg<>7.4
> successfully installed.
> I am basically following the instructions on
> # pkg_delete -rf pkg-config\*
> # cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2
> # make clean
> # make install clean
> - but instead of port gnome2 and gnome2-lite.
> By security, I mean some of the ports will not install because of a
> dependency with firefox-,1
> Through liberal applications of portmaster and installation of many of the
> individual ports (and getting the stink-eye from my wife for spending an
> entire Saturday on this), I managed to get a gnome session launched,
> however, the resulting product was unstable.
> I haven't tried a full-blown gnome install but I see that that includes
> Firefox 2 also in its dependecies
> Have any ideas?
> - Steve Schmidt
> Cary, NC
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i had come across same problem this weekend when firefox3 saw an upgrade 
and firefox2 got marked forbidden, but there are still some ports that 
require firefox2 particularly for gecko.

a quick fix is to edit the Makefile of those ports that need gecko and 
remove firefox from the USE_GECKO line, but you will still have to build 

i am kinda noob, so maybe you can get better advice, and i'm not 
married, so i have a bit more time to play around, but replied cuz i am 
getting some unstable builds from ports and am now trying to get them as 
packages from wherever i can find them; and i don't know if you thought 
you got an unstable gnome because of firefox

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