Firefox FORBIDDEN for a while now....

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-ports-local at
Fri Oct 16 17:48:37 UTC 2009

Chris Rees <utisoft at> writes:

> Since firefox 2.* has so many vulnerabilities, isn't it about time to
> upgrade completely to firefox 3? The software's been out for over a
> year now (AFAICR), so why are we so reluctant to change it?

Gecko support.  We have most of the infrastructure to switch to
something else (I think xulrunner is the preferred provider), but
apparently not yet all.

Nobody should be using firefox 2 for a browser.

> I may be mistaken, but
> appears to be more
> or less the last mention of ff3, and that was 2008.

The Firefox 3 support in the ports system is quite well maintained.

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