Rhapsody music service with FreeBSD+linux-firefox
sabshere at Princeton.EDU
Thu Jan 5 11:51:24 PST 2006
I can report that Rhapsody music service (www.rhapsody.com) works with
an old version of the linux-firefox port on FreeBSD 6.0.
concurrently on my system:
-> linux-firefox-1.0.7, user profile "music" using Rhapsody
-> firefox-1.5, user profile "Seamus Abshere" using the internet
*I assume you have the normal firefox port installed, currently 1.5_5*
If you do not, I don't know if this will work for you.
Obviously, *you also need linux compatibility.* A good way to test this
(and get a useful app in the process) is the acroread7 port.
***Finally, most importantly*** be careful about running make && make
install in an alternatively old/totally-updated version of the ports
tree. I bet you would get some strange results if it started installing
dependencies from late 2005.
So assuming linux compat, firefox-1.5, etc., try this:
0. UPDATE YOUR PORTS TREE
1. REVERT TO OLD ports-www
your ports-supfile probably contains this (excluding commented lines):
> *default host=CHANGE_THIS.FreeBSD.org
> *default base=/var/db
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default release=cvs tag=.
> *default delete use-rel-suffix
> *default compress
now we're going to *temporarily* change it to:
>> *default host=CHANGE_THIS.FreeBSD.org
>> *default base=/var/db
>> *default prefix=/usr
>> *default release=cvs tag=.
>> *default delete use-rel-suffix
> *default date=2005.11.24.12.12.12
>> *default compress
(so you should have commented out one line, uncommented one line, and
added a date line.)
now use cvsup to get the old ports-www!!! <--- important
2. UNDO CHANGES TO ports-supfile
3. MAKE && MAKE INSTALL CLEAN linux-firefox
4. CREATE A NEW PROFILE FOR linux-firefox
call it "music" or something
> linux-firefox -P &
5. RUN firefox WITH YOUR OLD USER PROFILE
6. RUN linux-firefox WITH YOUR "music" USER PROFILE
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