Localization in Firefox and Thunderbird

Leslie Jensen leslie at eskk.nu
Sun Feb 5 15:23:32 UTC 2012

2012-02-05 12:12, Gökşin Akdeniz skrev:
> In the process of portupgrading installed ports process looks broken. I
> run portupgrade to upgrade my ports and firefox-i18n port is marked as
> IGNORE whenever I try tu upgrade it. Only work around solution is to
> unisntall the old version, resintall the new one. this will only fetch
> and install the preferred locale set by makeconfig. The proper xpi file
> will reside in /usr/ports/distfiles/xpi/firefox-i18n/. It will be
> installed but Firefox will start with English menus.
> Here is my findings, I hope it helps.
> Firefox and Thunderbird may run with different locales set for each
> user. Both applications parses the configuration file which is pref.js
> in /home/user_name/.mozilla/firefox/somestring.default
> directory. The xpi-quick-locale-switcher edits prefs.js file
> in .mozilla/firefox/somestring.defult directory with user interaction
> and Firefox starts with preferred local afterwards.
> That is what it used to be. Port installs the selected locale files
> via Firefox chrome stuff and local settings still requires adjustment
> with user interaction due to installed xpi files resides in user's home
> directory in .mozilla/firefox/*.
> The only solution I have is to remove the old local xpi file manually
> and isnatll the new one from /usr/ports/distfiles/xpi/firefox-i18n/ and
> restart firefox.

Thank you!

This worked for me with both FF and TB.


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