Installation instructions for Firefox somewhere?

Loren M. Lang lorenl at
Mon Feb 28 01:04:39 GMT 2005

On Sat, Feb 26, 2005 at 03:48:21PM +0100, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Chris writes:
> > If you don't have the ports tree (/usr/ports) on the box, put it there.
> I don't have 300 MB to spare, particularly for something that I will use
> so rarely.

Is there no machine you can nfs mount a ports tree from?  I do it all
the time and set the following environment variables in bash:

export DISTDIR="$HOME/ports/distfiles"
export PACKAGES="$HOME/ports/packages"
export WRKDIRPREFIX="$HOME/ports/work"
export PORTS_DBDIR="$HOME/ports"

Then I have a shared and up-to-date ports tree for all my machines.  If
I just want to install packages then I use:

portupgrade -R -PP www/firefox

You should also be able to browse the ftp site by hand or check out and get the package that way too, but it doesn't handle
dependencies as nicely.

Also, if your trying to install the linux version, then make sure
linux-XFree86-libs is installed as well as some version of linux_base.

> What's wrong with getting the index from the FTP site when I run
> sysinstall?  Seems to me that it would guarantee that the ports are
> always up to date.
> -- 
> Anthony
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