4.11-RELEASE install error

Dick Hoogendijk dick at nagual.st
Wed Jun 1 18:50:28 GMT 2005

On 30 May Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > On 29 May Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > >
> > > What is supplied with 4.11-release is old and a number of
> > > utilities - like firefox - will not build on it anymore.
> >
> > I run two 4.11-stable machines here and both compile firefox from
> > ports very fine still.  I did not come across packages (yet) that
> > did not compile on 4.11 I *know* they exist but they're not the
> > 'popular' ones.
> >
> He is talking 4.11-release, from the ISO, not 4.11-stable.
> 4.11-release most definitely will not compile Firefox unless you use
> the original firefox 1.0 code, which has a security hole in it.  If
> you cvsup the ports tree, it will update the firefox port to a later
> version of firefox that will definitely not link in with the X
> libraries installed off the 4.11-release ISO.
Not sure I follow you. Will building firefox from ports on a 4.11R
system really not build if you give a "portupgrade -rR firefox" ?
Will this not automatically install any newer (needed) X libs?

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